ALTON – An Alton man, who was involved in a bar fight Sunday and stabbed in the back during the altercation, was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Alton Police Department police reports said Thomas Hoskins, 25, of the 1800 block of Central Avenue, told police his account of the incident after police were called to Alton Memorial Hospital at 12:48 a.m. Sunday morning, where he was being treated following the incident.
According to documents, Hoskins said he was attending a birthday party at Midtown Restaurant at East 7th Street in Alton when an argument broke out near where he was standing.
Hoskins, who was sitting at the bar, suddenly felt a pain in his left shoulder. He said he did know what happened to him until he was outside and realized he had been stabbed in the back.
Reports said Hoskins admitted to police he did not remember most of what happened, including being driven to the hospital by an unknown driver, because he was intoxicated.
According to a police report, Hoskins’ wounds included a laceration to his right bicep, a light horizontal laceration across his upper back, a puncture wound on his left shoulder and a small puncture wound on the right side of his neck.
Hoskins was transported to Barnes as a precaution because of his neck wound.
Police reports said the department was contacted regarding the bar fight at the restaurant 15 minutes before they were called to Alton Memorial to investigate the incident involving Hoskins.
During that call, restaurant owner David Grace said there was an argument in the bar and the individuals involved were escorted from the building and had left the area.
Documents said police called Grace again and he said he was unaware of anyone being stabbed on his property during the altercation or at any time during the night.
No formal charges have been filed.