published on
31 May, 2017

Two men charged in strip club brawl
Article witten by SCN. Additional content from toledobalde.com.

At least two men have been charged following a weekend brawl at a South Toledo strip club.

Alec M. Castillo, 23, of Perrysburg, and Ricardo V. Soto Jr., 19, of the 3000 block of Blackstone in North Toledo, are accused of throwing rocks and refusing to comply with officers in the parking lot of Deja Vu Showgirls, 135 S. Bryne Road. The incident was reported at approximately 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

Both men were arraigned in Toledo Municipal Court early today. Mr. Castillo remains in custody at the Lucas County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Soto is charged with assault on a police officer, a fourth-degree felony and misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business, vandalism, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

He threw rocks at a Toledo police officer and nearly hit him in the head, according to a complaint filed in Toledo Municipal Court. Prior to the officer's arrival, Mr. Soto is accused of throwing rocks at the strip club employees.

Mr. Soto is also accused of running away from the officer after he threw the rock at him. The rock broke the officer's patrol car window, according to court documents.

He is also accused of refusing to comply with officer commands, and was believed to be intoxicated while throwing rocks in the strip club parking lot, court documents show.

On Sunday, Toledo Municipal Court Judge Timothy Kuhlman ordered Soto's bond be set at $600 for all of the charges, and he have no contact with the club.

Toledo Municipal Court Judge Michelle Wagner today continued Soto's bond, and he will appear for a preliminary hearing on June 14.

Mr. Castillo was also charged with misdemeanor offenses of riot to commit, giving false information to a police officer resisting arrest obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges today in Toledo Municipal Court. Toledo Municipal Court Judge Amy Berling set Mr. Castillo's bond was set at $10,000 with no 10 percent allowed.

On Sunday, Mr. Castillo, along with approximately 15 others, were seen engaging in disorderly conduct, fighting, vandalism, and criminal damaging in the strip club parking lot, according to a complaint filed in Toledo Municipal Court.

Mr. Castillo, while intoxicated, was engaged in fighting and throwing rocks in the strip club parking lot, court documents show.

Mr. Castillo is accused of fleeing from officers and refusing to put his hands behind his back when ordered. When he was taken into custody, he gave officers several fake names, according to court documents.

It is unknown if the other people involved will be charged.

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