A judge set bail at $10,000 today for a Virginia man accused of head-butting a 35-year-old man and fracturing his skull during a bar brawl in February on the Near North Side, police said.
Judge James Brown set the $10,000 bail for Albert Bingenheimer, 42, of the 13000 block of Gray Oaks Lane in Midlothian, Va., according to court records.
Bingenheimer was charged with one count of felony aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm for injuring a 35-year-old man in the early morning hours of Feb. 7 inside O'Callaghan's pub, 29 W. Hubbard St., police said.
Bingenheimer's attorney, Robert J. Callahan, declined to comment on Sunday.
The victim was initially uncooperative with responding officers, but after he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the 35-year-old told police he was "sucker punched" from behind by Bingenheimer, who head-butted him, causing the skull fracture and an epidural hematoma, according to a police report.
Bingenheimer, with his attorney, turned himself in to police detectives on Saturday, police said.
A condition update for the victim was not available Sunday afternoon.