Man arrested for groping woman in Beatrice bar

Man arrested for groping woman in Beatrice bar

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A Springfield man was arrested after allegedly groping a woman in a Beatrice bar.

Shortly before midnight on Monday, Beatrice police were dispatched to the End Zone Bar at 3500 N. Sixth St. for reports that a man was groping an off-duty bartender and refusing to leave the bar.

The suspect was identified as Gary L. Stewart, 49, of Springfield.

Arrest documents state that Stewart had bloodshot, watery eyes, heavily slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. The victim told police Stewart was asked multiple times to leave the bar, and refused.

Stewart allegedly arrived at the bar at around 7 p.m. and later touched the victim without permission.

Stewart maintained he had done nothing wrong when interviewed by police, and refused to provide a breath test.

He was arrested for second-degree trespassing and third-degree sexual assault. Stewart was transported to the Bridge detox center in Lincoln.

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