Bar owner to face trial in September

Gordon Gardner

MICHIGAN CITY – Almost two years after he was arrested for allegedly striking a woman in the face with a bottle of liquor, a local bar owner confirmed Thursday he is prepared to face trial next month.

Gordon R. Gardner, owner of Decoy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, has until Aug. 24 to enter a plea agreement with the state, but his defense attorney gave no indication at his final pretrial conference in La Porte Superior Court 1 on Thursday that they have any plans to do so.

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