Roemer then pulled the victim to the ground and stomped on his face and neck "at least five times," with the victim appearing to become unconscious after the first blow, the record said. A year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting another man who flirted with his girlfriend at a Scottsdale bar on Sunday evening, according to records obtained by The Arizona Republic. Bar patrons attempted to pull Roemer away from the victim, at which point Roemer got into the driver's seat of the Chrysler and drove away again, the record said.
Roemer has a criminal history, with the Arizona Department of Corrections parole officer confirming to investigators that Roemer was living at a halfway house and is no longer on parole, the record said. Roemer told investigators he assaulted the victim because he was "pissed" but admitted he "made a mistake" and "didn't need to do that.
They drank two pitchers of beer and a shot of liquor, the record said.
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After interviewing witnesses, detectives learned the man was seated alone on the bar's patio but at one point began flirting with a woman who was at the bar with her boyfriend, the record said. Officers contacted the manager of the halfway house, who confirmed that Roemer had been staying there. Sunday after receiving reports of a "large" fight on the patio, according to the arrest record.
A witness identified the vehicle's plate, which determined that the vehicle was registered to Roemer, the record said. Roemer also said he was released from prison six months ago and "did not want to go back," stating that he had stopped using hard drugs in an effort to avoid returning to prison, the record said. The man and woman left the bar in the Chrysler and returned a short while later, when Roemer assaulted the victim while he was still seated on a bar stool, the record said.
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Roemer, in an interview at the jail, admitted to being at the bar with his girlfriend. He said the victim was flirting with his girlfriend and "would not stop" after multiple requests by him and other patrons.
The caller reported that one man was unconscious and bleeding from the head as another man, later identified by police as year-old Craig Roemer, fled the scene in a red or maroon-colored Chrysler After officers arrived, the record said the male victim was taken to the hospital in "possibly life-threatening condition. There was no physical interaction between the victim and Roemer's girlfriend, the record said. Mesa police went to Roemer's address on record, where his mother told them Roemer was living in a halfway house, the record said.
Support local journalism. Roemer was charged with attempting to commit second-degree murder, aggravated assault leading to serious physical injury and aggravated assault during which the victim's capacity to resist was impaired. The investigator wrote, in a section on the arrest record asking for reasons why the state should not permit an unsecured release for Roemer, that he "can not control his anger" and "severely injured the victim A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. Reach the reporter at bfrank arizonarepublic.
Facebook Twitter. Police were called to the Roadrunner Lounge near Hayden and Thomas ro just before p. Records: year-old arrested after assaulting man who flirted with his girlfriend at Scottsdale bar.
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BrieAnna J. Frank Arizona Republic. Surveillance video showed Roemer punching the victim on the left side of his face, with the force of the punch causing the man to become unbalanced on the bar stool, the record said. Follow her on Twitter brieannafrank.
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Roemer left the residence and was taken into custody without further incident on Monday just after noon. After the assault, Roemer got back in the vehicle and fled the scene, the record said.