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Two Men Charged In Rogers Park Good Samaritan Attack

By Jon Graef in News on Aug 24, 2013 8:00PM

Good news for Michael Davis, the Good Samaritan bartender who interrupted a fight at a Rogers Park eatery back in June only to be later brutally assaulted by the two men who allegedly instigated the original conflict: his assailants have been caught and charged, according to DNAinfo Chicago and Ald. Joe Moore (49th).

Anthony Rudon and Termaine Gallimore, both of the 7600 block of N. Sheridan Ave., were charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. (Rudon's Pippi Longstocking-esque mugshot must be seen to be believed.)

Here's how the assault allegedly occurred:

Prosecutors on Tuesday said Rudon and Gallimore went to the Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis St., on June 17 and wanted to play pool.

"They were told they could play the winners," Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said.

The two men started "causing problems" and bothering customers, she said.

Davis, 44, who occasionally tended bar at the pub, was hanging out there with friends at the time and helped escort the two men out of the bar, Antonietti said.

The two men left, only to return to the area later armed with a baseball bat and a metal pipe, Antonietti said.

They waited for Davis to leave and then attacked him, hitting him multiple times in his face and head.

Davis' injuries were substantial -- he was left with a broken jaw, several missing teeth, and possible brain damage.

The Rogers Park community has rallied to Davis, holding fundraisers as recently as two weeks ago.

Davis has a considerable road to recovery, as a news release from the Michael Davis Life Fund explained:

The attack happened over a month and half ago and Davis remains hospitalized. He is making some progress. Davis is speaking and going through physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a daily basis. However, he has a very long road ahead and his medical bills continue to mount. Davis who works as a waiter and bartender does not have health insurance.

Rudon and Gallimore were held on $750,000 bond each.

Please consider an online donation to the Michael Davis Life Fund.