Medina man pleads guilty to downtown BG assault

Cade Pipoly, 23, appeared Monday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Molly Mack.

A Medina man has pleaded guilty to assaulting another man behind a downtown bar and putting him in the hospital.

Cade Pipoly, 23, appeared Monday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Molly Mack.

He pleaded guilty to the amended charge of attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony.

Pipoly was indicted April 6 for felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

According to Wood County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Lara Rump, Bowling Green police responded on March 5 to the 200 block of North Main Street, where they found the victim bleeding on the ground.

According to the Bowling Green Police Division report, the victim was in the alley between Howard’s Club H and Brathaus.

When police arrived, they found the 19-year-old Bowling Green man on the ground with two females trying to treat him.

An ambulance took the man to the hospital, where he was treated for a fractured orbital socket and broken nose, Rump said.

Cameras caught some of the incident and showed the man walking out of Brathaus at 2:05 a.m. with five other men. All of them walked into the alley when the victim threw a punch at the man he had been talking to. That man began to fight back, and they fell to the ground. At that time, another man began to kick the 19-year-old, including blows to the back and several to the head. The men fighting broke free, and the victim was kicked several more times while still on the ground, according to the police report.

The other males can be seen walking away, according to the report.

The victim identified Pipoly through a photo array, Rump said.

Mack said she could impose a prison sentence of up to 36 months.

Sentencing was set for Dec. 5.

The case against co-defendant Julian Kawan Scott, 21, Medina, is schedule for trial starting Oct. 19.

He also was indicted for felonious assault, a second-degree felony.