An man arrested in connection with a nighttime bar fight is out of jail after his initial bond was modified to a lesser amount despite the prosecutor’s objection heard Monday in district court.

Zakkery W. Hollands, 23, of Effingham, bailed out of jail on a $30,000 supervised bond for one count aggravated battery, a felony, in connection with a recent disturbance at Mueller’s Locker Room. Formal charges were on file against Hollands April 1 in Atchison County District Court alleging a Mueller’s employee suffered a severe arm injury that caused great bodily harm to her.

Police reports indicate that after midnight on March 31, officers responded to a disturbance at the establishment. Police determined the victim and other employees escorted Hollands out of the establishment. From witness accounts, police determined Hollands was upset at the time and shoved the victim off the elevated sidewalk near the main entrance.

Hollands was in court Monday, April 8, with his court-appointed defense counsel Allen Ternent. Ternent requested District Court Judge to reconsider the initial $50,000 bond amount and modify it to a lesser amount. Ternent said although his client has a previous aggravated battery conviction in connection with an ATV accident, he is not a flight risk.

Atchison County Attorney Sherri Becker objected based on her findings from reports that both the previous accident and the recent disturbance both involved alcohol consumption on Hollands’ part.

Bednar modified the bond with a condition that it be supervised, and scheduled the matter for a status hearing 1 p.m. Monday, April 22 in district court.

Hollands faces on count aggravated battery in the complaint Becker filed April 1 in district court. The aggravated battery is categorized as a Level 4 person felony on the scale categorizing Level 10 the least severe and Level 1 the most severe. Hollands also faces an attempted battery, a misdemeanor, in the complaint alleging he swung first at a man in a rude, angry, or insulting manner.

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