Club security guard accused of assaulting patron

Steven Lyons

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A security guard allegedly beat a man unconscious at Higher Ground.

Police say it happened back on July 30 just after 1 a.m. South Burlington officers say security guard Steven Lyons of Hinesburg got into a fight with Michael Cullen, 25, from Pennsylvania, as Cullen was being escorted out of the venue. Cullen was so badly injured, he was sent to the UVM Medical Center.

Cullen has since been discharged but now Lyons is facing charges of simple assault. He'll have to appear in court in September.