Bad Reputation: Beatdown at Midtown's Saint Dane's Leads to Warrants for Four, Including Midtown Club Co-Owner

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Austin Perry Bauer: Allegedly slashed victim's face with key.
UPDATED, APRIL 27, 2012. The case against defendant Gaersen Bailey was dropped on April 25. He says he was not at Saint Dane's at the time of the assault.

UPDATED, MAY 8, 2012. Though the charges in the Saint Dane's case against McBeth were also dismissed, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of simple assault in relation to the Christmas Day beating of a woman. He received one day in jail and a $100 fine.


Police are seeking four men after a wee-hours brawl at Saint Dane's Icehouse last month, and when coupled with some Facebook research, the whole affair reads like nothing so much as some twisted hybrid of Entourage and A Clockwork Orange.

According to a criminal complaint filed over the weekend, Paul Zaldivar and fiancée Amanda Perez walked into the dog-friendly Elgin Street tavern on December 4. Zaldivar left Perez behind in order to find a table on the patio, and when he returned, found her arguing with Austin Perry Bauer and Brady McBeth, both of whom were, according to the complaint, "highly intoxicated."

The complaint further states that Perez had called the duo out because she saw McBeth, a.k.a. "B-Mac," stealing liquor from behind the bar and was attempting to call police, but was stopped by his buddy Juan Castillo, who allegedly forcibly restrained her hard enough to leave bruises.

The complaint goes on to state that Zaldivar approached Perez and McBeth to find out why they were arguing, whereupon Bauer slipped behind him and grabbed Zaldivar in a choke-hold. McBeth then allegedly starting punching Zaldivar in the face and torso, causing him to collapse to the ground. Then, Castillo and Gaersen Bailey, another of their bros, allegedly entered the fray by kicking Zaldivar in the head and face while he was on the ground.

And it gets worse.

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Brady McBeth: Wanted for assault in this case, and for beating a woman on Christmas day.
According to the complaint, Bauer balled a set of keys into his fist and punched Zaldivar, lacerating his face. Tomball native Bauer, 31, faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon -- in his case, a key.

Hulking Gaersen Bailey, a 28-year-old Beaumont native, lists himself on Facebook as a partner at Club Reputation. Here's what "Gangsta" has to say in the "basic information" on his Facebook page:

"I truley believe that at times a little viloence is the only way to prompt a radical change in you surroundings. I will always try to keep the peace but sometimes blood shed is required for peace to florish. When respect has lost its way and is hidden in the darkness there is one but sure way to bring it back to light....BAM!"

So yeah, if some do-gooder chick wants to call out one of your boys for snaking a bottle of liquor, you and your bros hold her back and make her watch while you punch, kick, stomp and slash her fiancé. BAM! That's how you make peace flourish, bitch.

Both Bailey and Castillo face charges of assault-bodily injury, the same charge McBeth is facing.

In 2006, McBeth, a 29-year-old from Spring, was sent to prison for three years for violating the terms of his probation after a 2002 meth conviction. He was convicted of assault in 2010 and faces yet another assault charge right now for allegedly punching and choking a woman on Christmas day last year.

Per Facebook, he publicly set himself the challenge of guzzling an entire bottle of Jägermeister at Midtown's Club Reputation during his birthday celebration last October.

Something tells us this was not what Houston's bigwig real estate developers had in mind when they turned Midtown into a patchwork of lofts and cheezy oontz-oontz douchatoria.


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Jaydubcee
Jaydubcee

I beat the shit out of that Austin guy once.. If that makes anybody feel better...

Yoni
Yoni

The only problem I have with this country is uneducated people have access to money. These mindless drones should be put in a cage.

Casey Cain
Casey Cain

"Umm" the comment has been disregarded. And I'm not completely unable to defend my "ridiculous" stance. After writing under "Think about it", getting called names, having foul/uncalled for language directed at me, I decided to come forth with who I actually am. I have nothing to hide. I own up to all of my mistakes. There isn't an ounce of shame to be found within me. That being said, it is beyond apparent how easy it is to cower behind a computer screen, cell phone, iPad, etc and move forth with scurrilous insults all while using a pseudonym. I would like to see one of you be half the person( or shall I say pseudonym) you are, oh so, desperately attempting to live vicariously through. Would a grown,mature individual approach me on the street and start calling me names to my face? I would sure hope not. You see, I was raised by my father, a most excellent and respectable individual, who taught me that speaking in such a manner to strangers is highly inadmissible. For one, to be in possession of such a nugatory character flaw is not only opprobrious but down right embarrassing. Thus, being why I have begun to post under my real name. We have all done something wrong at some point in our lives. There was only one flawless individual to walk this earth and, he my friends, was nailed to a cross. 

My2Cents
My2Cents

That was an awful lot of big words to try and say I'm right and you are wrong...

It seems you received the reaction from posters because you chose to try and distract everyone with a hand wave over here...wait she was a prostitute, which really had nothing to do with some one physically restraining someone so they can't make a phone call to the cops when they "thought" someone was trying to steal from the bar.  So again, just what does that have to do with anything?  How does that make what they did to this couple acceptable in your eyes, because she was at one time a prostitute

Obrymulli
Obrymulli

The account of the events are one-sided and only based this girl's statements.

On the prostitution thing, what someone has done in their past, is just that, their past. But I'm not sure someone's moral character goes from being able to sell their body for money, then to the point where they would report this "theft" of a bottle at a bar. I'm thinking there's more that went into this story, than what was given in her statement

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

She and Zaldivar were not the only people who gave statements damning of these four guys' actions in the complaint. 

Obrymulli
Obrymulli

So, Brady is the bar manager at St Danes.... yet he was supposedly stealing a bottle of liquor from his own bar, and a patron was calling the cops to report this?

Something doesn't make sense.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Other things that don't make sense: 

McBeth was reportedly "highly intoxicated." So was he drunk on the job or off the job?  

Obrymulli
Obrymulli

So this would be the 1st time you've heard of a Bar Manager having a drink or drinks while at work?

Now when you say highly intoxicated, is this an opinion or was some sort of sobriety test given on-site?

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Of course not. I've worked in bars and have consumed alcohol there too, both on and off the clock. Doing so on the clock is wrong, and getting "highly intoxicated" in public is illegal. And when I use those words I am quoting from the complaint.

What?
What?

This article is very slanderous and very biased. I've heard a totally different story of what happened. This reporter should be fired!

umm
umm

Which suggests you're actually friends with this shitheads, in which case your opinion would be completely and utterly invalid. 

If not, let's hear the truth. It will set us all free, I'm sure.

My2Cents
My2Cents

Which truth? the victim's, the perp's or what actually happened.  Gotta hate the three sides to every story thing.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Thanks, What.  Your unshakable grasp on the truth in this matter shames my mere reliance on police reports, criminal complaints, and online judicial records. I'll start boxing up my office and have myself escorted off the premises by lunch today. 

What?
What?

Innocent till proven guilty, your already trying to convict certain people of a crime they had nothing to do with! So I guess I could claim your a rapest and file a complaint and it would make it true? The truth will come out and everyone will see you are way off on your article, and I personally look forward to the new article where you recant, if you are still employed that is. So a convicted prostitute claims a bar manager was stilling from his own bar, then beats up her and her boyfriend because of it. One of the guys charged wasn't even at the scene at the time, sounds like to many false claims already to have any real legitamacy. By the way GB does not own any of Reputation. How would you beable to punch someone while holding keys in your hand without just hurting your own hand? Doesn't add up at all! I'm sure you know the accusers in some way or another so you are emotionally attached to them and you wrote some off the wall article filled with many false accusations.

yo
yo

Yet more evidence that Idiocracy is upon us.

Hopefully What? is not a lawyer or in any other job that affects other people to any significant degree.

For fuck's sake.

My2Cents
My2Cents

Innocent until proven guilty is only viable in a court of law.... court of public opionion says different.

Craig Malisow
Craig Malisow

Uh-oh, Lomax. Time to turn in your Journalism Card. I can't believe that you only relied on official documents filed in district court, when clearly, your duty as a reporter is to elicit information from anonymous people about what they've "heard."

And for that matter, where do police and prosecutors get off investigating criminal complaints? Why do they have to stick their noses into people's business, just because they think a "crime" occurred? This whole thing stinks. I'm putting the system on trial! 

Soomuchfunn
Soomuchfunn

I agree and would think the Houston press would hire more professional journalist. I didn't know the Houston press was run so loosely to allow one of there own to speak and report so irresponsibly.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Reporting on police reports is wrong? Well slap my ass and call me Sally, who knew?

Djjess1982
Djjess1982

I think this article is very unprofessional and very tacky. Yes the incident is what it is but to bring up peoples past records and cussing and talking the way the journalist has is immature and uncalled for. Very embarrassed for this paper!

My2Cents
My2Cents

You don't blog much do you?

yo
yo

you don't either, huh?

reading a blog/blog entry is not blogging.

commenting on a blog/blog entry is not blogging.

being the author of a blog or writing a blog entry IS blogging.

welcome to internet lingo ca. 2004.

My2Cents
My2Cents

no just commenting on the fact that one should always take into account that reading an article on a blog type site, the perspective is going to be biased... but thanks for the info

Think about it
Think about it

This article is one sided.Why not post the facebook links of Perez and Zaldivar? Why not mention that Perez has been convicted of prostitution ?

John novas a faggot
John novas a faggot

Victim or not karmas a bitch, they must have fucked up somewhere in their life and it came back around.

umm
umm

 by that logic i can do whatever i want to whoever i want because at some point they probably fucked up at some point

except you're probably not into logic are you

yo
yo

oh, yes...

you are.

umm
umm

 Also, the logic comment was directed at "John Novas a faggot," so unless that's you, disregard that particular reply.

umm
umm

 You know what I meant.

And I like how you're completely unable to defend your ridiculous stance. You don't even give it a shot. Nice.

Casey Cain
Casey Cain

True. I see that. Then "umm" jumped in... Claiming that I am not into logic etc. And went on to say he'd love to "hear" me defend that. Ah, yes.. I wasn't aware that by READING my comments he would be able to hear my beautiful, oh so angelic voice.This is just one of those agree to disagree moments. I do not see anyone changing the mind of anyone else when it comes to this particular situation. John, thank you again for taking the time out to speak on the telephone with me this afternoon, I appreciate it.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

By the way, Think, Bunk was calling "John novas a faggot" a "fucking idiot," not you.

Det. "The" Bunk Moreland
Det. "The" Bunk Moreland

You may not be a fucking idiot, but that's a fucking idiotic statement you made. Unless it is relevant to the situation - and here, it is unequivocally irrelevant - victims' records don't mean a damn thing. The assailants' records and personal statements are absolutely relevant, however.

I'd love to hear you try to defend that. Yes, please explain why you think the fact that one of two victims of a nasty assault *may* have been a prostitute at one point means anything at all. I'm listening.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

I beg to differ. Attempting to shift blame to the victim in this case is nothing short of especially aggravated fucking idiocy.  

Think about it
Think about it

There isn't a need to use such foul language. I was just giving my opinion. I wasn't attacking or using demeaning names. I am not a "fucking idiot".

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Yep, these four guys are finding that out right about now.

Det. "The" Bunk Moreland
Det. "The" Bunk Moreland

You write like you're one of the perpetrators.

Think about what you're saying, you fucking idiot. Everyone has fucked up at some point in life. That doesn't justify getting viciously assaulted by some jerkoff man-babies.

And when I say everyone has fucked up, I don't necessarily mean repeated assault. These assholes go above and beyond normal fucking up, and belong in jail.

Think about it
Think about it

The files of the Harris County District Clerk do not lie. Look up the victim. Post the link to her facebook and his as well.

Blueballs03
Blueballs03

Isn't it obvious that the fact that she was once a prostitute means that she was totally asking for it.  No means yes guys.

My2Cents
My2Cents

You still didn't answer why this matters... she didn't attack them... you need to think about it some more.

Det. "The" Bunk Moreland
Det. "The" Bunk Moreland

The perpetrators' records are relevant because they reveal a predilection for violence. What fucking bearing do the victims' records have on anything? Are you saying that she somehow antagonized them into holding her down while they ganged up on her companion? Because that doesn't even seem feasible, and it wouldn't make the incident justifiable, shitbird.

Unless the parties knew each other and had been involved in crime together, victims' records are not relevant to these kind of cases. It's not a fucking difficult concept.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Yes, there is someone named Amanda Perez who was convicted for prostitution (a victimless crime, many would contend) once, nine years ago. That person successfully navigated her probation and has not been in trouble since. I have no reason to believe it is the same Amanda Perez who was VICTIMIZED in this incident, nor would I give two shits even if I knew for sure it was. She did nothing wrong here -- in fact, standing up for what was right got both her and her fiance beaten up.  What bearing would a prostitution rap have on what happened here?

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

With all due respect, that is a moronic statement. Zaldivar and Perez were the VICTIMS in this case, and even if Perez was convicted of prostitution, which I highly doubt, it would have absolutely no bearing on the fact that her fiance was beaten up by four dudes who reportedly were in the wrong, got called out for it, and then fought like cowardly bitches. 

My2Cents
My2Cents

John, you said that so much more polite than I would have.

Johnnywalker0098
Johnnywalker0098

Gaersen owns absolutely no part in reputation he's just a friend of the owners. If he tells you he does he's lieing.

Kylejack
Kylejack

I've heard rumor of an ongoing poker room in the back.

Xx
Xx

What a disgusting piece of shit, I hope he gets a few years in the big boy lockup.

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