Bouncer to stand trial in beatings at Chameleon
A man charged in the assault of two people at Chameleon Club was ordered to stand trial, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office said.
While working as a bouncer for the Lancaster concert venue, William R. Blasdell allegedly punched and dragged two men when he removed them for being in a restricted area, the DA's office said in a news release.
Blasdell, of Lancaster, faces charges of assault, harassment and criminal mischief stemming from the Jan. 2 incident, officials said.
Witnesses - which included a man who recorded what happened - said Blasdell punched the two men and "man-handled" them as he ejected them from the Chameleon, according to the DA's office. Both men were bleeding when police arrived at the club. They suffered cuts and bruises, one had his glasses and cellphone broken, according to police.
The man who reported that he had recorded the assault on his phone was also removed from the club, officials said. Blasdell took his phone, and when he got it back, the video had been deleted, according to the DA's office.
Both victims testified Tuesday at a preliminary hearing before District Judge Bruce Roth, who found there was enough evidence for Blasdell to be tried in Lancaster County court, the DA's office reported.