COUNCIL BLUFFS — A 21-year-old man is accused of slashing a bartender with a knife, then stabbing another man early Sunday outside a Council Bluffs bar.
The injured bartender, Brian Ferguson, and co-worker Alex Mether were guarding the door of the Fiddlin’ Monkey bar about 2 a.m. as a crowd brawled outside the nearby Hounds bar on the 100 Block of West Broadway.
A man ran by and swung at the two bartenders, Ferguson said, then ran ahead and stabbed Oral White of Council Bluffs from behind. White, 33, suffered stab wounds to his neck and shoulder, according to the Council Bluffs Police Department. White was treated and released at Mercy Hospital.
Ferguson, 39, received stitches at Mercy Hospital for a cut on his face. Mether was injured slightly but refused treatment.
Police arrested Lathen Bills, 21, of Council Bluffs. He was treated for minor cuts before being booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail.
Bills was charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of willful injury — one causing serious injury and one causing bodily injury — and one count of going armed with intent, said Detective Jon Clark with Council Bluffs Police. Bail was set at $105,000.