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42-year-old Joshua Baker was at The Twelve Thirty Club in downtown Nashville Friday night when he attempted to leave the venue while carrying an alcoholic beverage. Bouncer Daniel Holm advised the drink could not be carried into the street and was ignored by Baker. As Holm took the drink from Baker, Baker swung and struck the bouncer in the face, and Holm returned the punches. After a barrage of punches between the two men, both fell to the ground, and Holm got on top of Baker to restrain him, while bystander Thomas Baker punched him in the back of the head four additional times. Joshua Baker was taken into custody, along with another person who attempted to intervene, leaving the bouncer with bruising to the back of his head, an abrasion to his left eye, and scapes on his knuckles. Security retained video of the assault.
Joshua B. Baker of Gardendale Lane in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on September 2nd, charged with assault. He is free on a $1,000 cash bond.