Mapleton Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Punching Two Bouncers At a Downtown Mankato Bar

A Mapleton man is accused of punching two bouncers at a downtown Mankato bar over the weekend.

Twenty two year old Markese Denaughtis Zeigler was charged Monday with two felony counts of 5th degree assault and misdemeanor fleeing police in Blue Earth County Court.

According to a criminal complaint, Zeigler arrived at Rounders Sports Bar & Grill on November 11th with a drink in his hand from another bar.  Bouncers told police that one of them had asked for Zeigler’s ID and spilled the drink.

Zeigler then allegedly punched the bouncer in the face.  The complaint says he later entered the bar and was kicked out by another bouncer, who he also allegedly punched.

When officers arrived at the bar, shortly before 2am, Zeigler was detained and gave police his license, he then fled police on foot while they were running his driver’s license with dispatch.  He was slowed down by a bystander and arrested.

Zeigler has two previous domestic violence related convictions in the past three years, according to the complaint.