Bond set for suspect in Sidetrack Tavern shooting

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The bond has been set for the man accused of shooting at a group outside of the Sidetrack Tavern and injuring five people in Evansville.

The shooting happened Sunday around 4 a.m. at Sidetrack Tavern on East Illinois Street.

A judge gave 32-year-old John Perteet a $500,000 cash only bond.

An Evansville Police officer was near the area when they heard gunshots. The officer said Perteet got into a vehicle, then left the scene.

EPD officers in the area tried to perform a traffic stop which led to a short pursuit.

Officers later found a 40 caliber glock. 

Sidetrack Tavern’s surveillance cameras show Perteet firing numerous rounds toward a large group of people outside.

Police say the five victims had non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other men, Howard Phipps and Terry Ealum, were also arrested.

Perteet is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, criminal recklessness and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

His next court date is February 21, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Sidetrack Tavern staff says they plan to beef up security to 10 security guards and video monitors.

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(This story was originally published on February 18, 2019)

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