Man arrested for assault inside Merlin’s Bar & Grill

Michael Shaffer, 28, of Lebanon, was arrested for second-degree assault and harassment on Jan. 21.

Lebanon Police Officers responded to a report of an assault at Merlin’s Bar & Grill, 45 W. Sherman St., at 2:47 a.m. on Jan. 21, according to an LPD news release.

When they arrived, officers found an adult male bleeding badly from a head wound.

Lebanon Fire District paramedics transported the victim to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital where he was treated for a laceration to the head.

An investigation revealed that the victim was assaulted while inside Merlin’s and led to Shaffer as a suspect in the incident.

Shaffer was transported the Linn County Jail.