Haley Reinhart: Bouncer Arrested for Beating Friend in Bar Melee

TMZ reports that the bouncer at the Lamplighter bar who assaulted Haley Reinhart’s friend has been arrested:

The bouncer seen on video choking “American Idol” alum Haley Reinhart’s friend has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies/

Adam Sobanski was busted Wednesday and charged with 2 felony counts of aggravated battery … strangling and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

Authorities say Adam had no legal justification for the chokehold that caused Alan Chislof difficulty breathing. The great bodily harm charge comes from Sobanski allegedly striking Chislof in the face several times with a closed fist.

TMZ broke the story … Haley and her friends got in the middle of a melee with bouncers at Lamplighter Inn. Chislof suffered a concussion, lacerations to his temple and just above eye, bruising and hematoma.

In addition, the American Idol 10 alum was arrested at the scene for clocking one of the bouncers in the head. Haley’s court date is set for August 2. “We believe that she will be exonerated of all charges once the investigation is completed,” said the singer’s attorney, Dina LaPolt, in a statement.

Haley’s friend was beat up pretty bad:

TMZ’s video of the altercation:

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