Austintown man faces charges after bar fracas

Staff report


Police charged a man with criminal trespass, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after he allegedly returned to a bar several times after he was asked to leave for being drunk early Sunday.

Randall Balog Jr., 25, of Norquest Boulevard, refused to leave JR’z Pub property, 1722 S. Raccoon Road, after several requests from police, the report said.

Police responded to a call of a large fight between several people at the pub, including Balog, the report said.

Balog continued to yell over police while they tried to talk to him. He admitted to officers he was kicked out of JR’z, the report said.

Police said in the report Balog “continued to advise officers and other customers that he wrestled for 13 years and that he was not afraid.”

Witnesses told police Balog climbed a fence on their outdoor patio to get back inside the bar, and he was escorted out by security after attempting to fight employees, the report said.

Balog has a hearing Monday on the charges in Mahoning County Area Court.

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