Siesta Key punch victim listed in critical condition

December 22, 2013 

SARASOTA — A 24-year-old man punched to the ground is listed in critical condition at Blake Medical Center.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrolling Siesta Key outside The Beach Club, 5151 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, at 2 a.m. Sunday reportedly saw Hunter Johnston, 23, punch the victim with a closed fist, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The victim fell and hit his head on the pavement, the report states.

The unconscious victim was flown to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton where he is listed in critical but stable condition, according to the report.

Johnston is in Sarasota County jail on a charge of aggravated battery with serious bodily injuries with no bond.

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