A 24-year-old bouncer at a Murrieta bar suspected of beating a woman into unconsciousness outside his workplace was free Wednesday on a $25,000 bond.
Kingtupu Champion Logotala of Hemet was arrested and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta last week on suspicion of felony battery resulting in great bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon.
Logotala posted bail hours later and was released from jail.
According to a Murrieta Police Department statement, patrol officers were called to the Cove Bar & Grill in the 40600 block of Murrieta Hot Springs Road about 2 a.m. on June 25 to investigate reports of an altercation between a security guard and a patron.
When officers arrived, they found the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, in the parking lot, severely injured, police said.
“Witnesses reported the patron had been struck by the security guard and was (knocked) unconscious,” according to the agency.
The victim was taken to a regional trauma center for treatment and is now recovering from her injuries.
“It appeared a verbal altercation took place prior to the physical altercation,” MPD stated, without specifying the nature of the conflict.
Investigators said that after speaking with witnesses, gathering additional evidence, including security surveillance videotape, and interviewing Logotala, he was taken into custody without incident for the alleged assault the same day.
Background information on the suspect was unavailable.
Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 951-461-6362.