A man was sentenced last week in Clatsop County Circuit Court to five years in prison for assaulting another man with a beer bottle at a Seaside bar in December.

Jeremy Michael Haws, 37, was originally charged with first-degree assault. He accepted a plea deal last month and pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of attempted first-degree assault.

At a sentencing hearing last week, Judge Paula Brownhill sentenced Haws to 60 months, or five years, in prison.

Haws was at the Twisted Fish Steakhouse in Seaside Dec. 29 when he smashed a glass beer bottle into the face of the other man. The victim suffered serious cuts to his face.

“He really cut up his face, really split his lip open,” Prosecutor Dawn Buzzard said. “There were cuts above his eyes and on the side of his face.”

As part of his sentence, Haws is required to pay a $2,400 compensatory fine and $3,126 in restitution to the victim. Buzzard said the fines will help cover the victim’s medical bills and lost wages from missing work for two months.

The victim has healed well since the incident, she said.

Haws offered a brief apology at the sentencing hearing last week saying he was sorry.

According to his criminal record, Haws was previously convicted of attempted second-degree assault in Multnomah County in 2000.


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