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Club security worker dies week after attack


Jamieus A. Smith 29,was charged with felonious assault after punching two club security workers leading to the death of one.


A Lake Township man has died a week after he was punched while in the parking lot of a South Toledo strip club.

The death of John R. White, 38, was reported Saturday to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office, said Dr. Diane Barnett, a deputy coroner. An autopsy was pending.

Mr. White was hit about 2:55 a.m. on Sept. 29 outside Deja Vu, 135 S. Byrne Rd., where he worked security, by a man who had been asked to leave the club, a Toledo police report said.

The man said he was going to shoot everyone in the place and, once outside, punched two club security workers, including Mr. White, police said.

Mr. White fell and hit the pavement, Dr. Barnett said. He suffered a skull fracture, according to an affidavit Toledo police filed in Toledo Municipal Court.

He was taken to University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio, where he died. Police did not report whether the other worker needed medical care.

Toledo police arrested Jamieius Smith, 29, of 2029 Southmoor Dr. He was charged with felonious assault. Municipal Court Judge Timothy Kuhlman set bond on Monday at $500,000. Smith, whose first name is spelled Jamieus in some documents, remained in the Lucas County jail.

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