Cortney Cleveland strikes man in head with metal broomstick, sending him to hospital

30-year-old Cortney Cleveland told police that hitting the victim, Jeremy Walter, in the head with a metal broomstick was “a mistake” at Smoke King on Church St. before being jailed for aggravated assault. On July 26th, MNPD responded to Church Street regarding an assault and spoke to the victim, Jeremy Walter. He said that Cortney had been “mouthing off all night” and became angry when Jeremy told him not to sit his drink next to the cash register. Jeremy said that Cortney grabbed the metal broomstick and hit him in the head. Police reported a severe laceration that required stitches in Jeremy’s head. Police spoke to Cortney, who said, “It was a mistake,” and admitted to hitting Jeremy in the head.