Authorities have charged a man with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and evading arrest following a fight outside a Bryan restaurant early Tuesday.

Police said officers responding to a report of a fight discovered a man on the ground with blood all around him. A second man ran toward a nearby middle school when confronted by an officer.

Witnesses told police the two men had been at the restaurant's bar prior to the fight outside, according to the police report.

John Tyler Cooper, a 32-year-old from Bryan, was found in a nearby wooded area after officers deployed a police dog, the report states.

Aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury  is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Evading arrest with a previous conviction is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail.

Cooper was being held at the Brazos County Jail Tuesday with bail set at $20,000.

The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment of facial and nasal fractures, according to the police report.

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