Man accused of starting fight at wedding reception


Court documents state on April 28, Eric Michael Ekes was mistakenly informed that another man had pushed his girlfriend's son at a wedding reception they were attending at the House of Blues downtown. The victim says Ekes became enraged, charged him and punched him multiple times in the face.

The victim suffered a broken nose, a cut to his nose, a split lip which required five stitches and a cut to his forehead. He was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center.

Police say Ekes admitted to his involvement in the incident.

Ekes, 29, is charged with aggravated assault.

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