A follow-up to last week's assault of a man outside Cowboys 2000, a northeast nightclub in Springfield. Springfield police and detectives from the Bolivar Police Department arrested Henry Patton, 19, at Southwest Baptist University.
The probable-cause arrest was for first-degree assault. Springfield police Lt. Rick Headlee notes that "formal charges have not been filed at this time."
Police still aren't saying if the assault was racially motivated; the victim, 22-year-old Joshua M. Minks, is white, and all four suspects are black. Witnesses told police that up to 10 men beat Minks.