Two men were recently arrested in connection with unrelated November bar fights in Mineral Wells that two men seriously injured.
Jesse James Tinsley, 24, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
Tinsley is accused of striking a 50-year-old man outside a bar in the 100 block of S.W. 11th Street around 1 a.m. on Nov. 7, causing serious injury. The victim was reportedly found unconscious and bleeding outside the bar and was taken by helicopter to a Fort Worth hospital.
A family member reportedly told police a head injury has incapacitated the man.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Tinsley told police he struck the man in the face but accused another man of assaulting the victim afterwards.
However, the man named by Tinsley and a witness told investigators the man fell after being struck by Tinsley and his head hit the ground hard, making a loud sound.
Tinsley and the other man reportedly carried the man out of the roadway after he fell, according to the affidavit.
According to jail records, Tinsley posted $75,000 bond and was released Friday.
In a separate incident, William Randall Motley, 46, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Dec. 16 on a warrant for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury involving a fight Nov. 13 around 7:30 p.m. at a bar in the 6100 block of U.S. Highway 180 East.
A 44-year-old Garner resident was transported to a Fort Worth hospital by helicopter after he was reportedly jumped outside the building following an argument inside. The man was reportedly beaten and knocked unconscious.
According to the Motley's arrest warrant affidavit, witnesses saw four men follow the victim outside following issues between them inside the bar.
Motley reportedly assaulted the man from behind, then kicked him in the head after he was unconscious, witnesses reportedly told police.
The victim told police he has lost 60 percent of his hearing and probably won't get it back, according to the affidavit.
Motley posted $50,000 and was released the same day of his arrest.