Hampton man charged with felony after fight at Farmington VFW bar
Fight allegedly included fists, feet, board
A Hampton man was charged with felony assault and obstructing the legal process after allegedly beating a man at the Farmington VFW on June 2.
According to a June 8 Dakota County criminal complaint:
Keith Roy Bistodeau, 46, “cold cocked” a man after another patron intervened and released Bistodeau from a choke hold.
A witness told Farmington police officers alleged victim fell to the ground and appeared unconscious while Bistodeau repeatedly kicked him in the ribs and punched him in the face, before hitting him on the head with a board, breaking it in two.
When Farmington police arrived, the alleged victim was being tended to for a bloodied face and substantially swollen and bruised left eye that was “clearly impairing his eyesight.” The police reported the man also suffered a bruised forehead and the broken board with blood on it was next to him.
Bistodeau exited the bar when police arrived, and kept walking after an officer told him to stop, turn around and get on the ground.
Police say Bistodeau gave the officer a “blank stare” and rolled his right hand into a fist.
Bistodeau was taken to the ground, but would not comply with the officer’s commands, pushing himself off the pavement and at least once up to his knees.
With the help of a second officer, Bistodeau who allegedly had “refused” to get into the squad, was “physically forced into the back seat.