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Marcus Anthony Plummer arrested in R.J. Bentley's incident

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Plummer is accused of attacking a patron while bouncing at a College Park bar. (Photo: Prince George's County Police)

A man who served as a bouncer at a popular College Park bar faces multiple charges after he allegedly attacked a patron, leaving him in critical condition at an area hospital.

Prince George's County Police say that on April 28, 28-year-old Marcus Anthony Plummer was working as a bouncer at R.J. Bentley's on Route 1 near the University of Maryland. Before the incident, the victim, a 23-year-old Wyoming native who serves in the Air Force Honor Guard at Bolling Air Force Base, had been kicked out for throwing a drink on another bar patron.

Police then say when he tried to reenter the bar, Plummer attacked him. The victim suffered critical injuries. Prince George's County Police spokesperson Julie Parker says that Plummer is believed to have punched, choked and threw the victim to the ground on the sidewalk outside the restaurant.

Plummer, a Berwyn Heights resident, was arrested Tuesday night.

The size disparity between the suspect is significant; police say that Plummer stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 400 pounds, and while the victim was the same height, he weighed only 185 pounds.

In a statement, the owners of Bentley's said that they are working with police to gather more information and that their "first concern is for the young man who was involved in this accident."

Plummer faces first and second-degree assault charges, along with another charge of reckless endangerment. He was released Wednesday after posting $50,000 bond.

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