Sayre Borough police recently incarcerated an Athens man following a Dec. 21 altercation that caused a male to lose sight in one eye.

Police charged Dylan E. Parrish, 21, with first-degree felony aggravated assault and second-degree misdemeanor simple assault, according to a criminal complaint filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw's office.

Police responded at about 3:45 a.m. Dec. 21 to the emergency room at Robert Packer Hospital to speak to the male victim about the incident, which occurred earlier that night at Roc and Doc's Pub on Desmond Street.

The victim told police that Parrish had struck him from behind in the left eye at the bar, according to police. A witness told police he saw Parrish approach and strike the victim, police said. Bar staff then physically removed Parrish from the bar, the witness told police.

The victim's eye was black and blue, swollen shut and bleeding heavily, according to police.

The man was transported from Robert Packer Hospital to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. for surgery on his eye to attempt to save his vision, according to police. However, following multiple operations, medical personnel determined that his injuries were too severe and the victim lost vision in the left eye, police said.

Parrish was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bail. Judge Shaw lowered Parrish's bail Monday to $20,000 following a bail hearing, according to information filed in district court.

Parrish is scheduled to appear Jan. 7 at a preliminary hearing before Judge Shaw.

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