A man accused of beating two patrons of the Felix Street Pub with a baseball bat pleaded not guilty to the charge in the case Thursday morning.

Blaine Winter was charged with second-degree assault on June 1 after he allegedly struck two people outside the bar with a baseball bat that was found in his car at the time of his arrest.

On Wednesday morning, Winter appeared beside his lawyer, Mark Wissehr, and entered a plea of not guilty in front of Judge Dan Kellogg. A trial setting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Winter is out on a $2,500 hybrid bond. He originally was denied bond when he was brought into custody because he was considered a danger to his victim and community.

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