September 30, 2023
Robert “Bongo Bob” Murphy

A Villager who goes by the identify Bongo Bob has accomplished an anger administration class after an assault on a particular occasions staffer throughout the spring craft competition at Brownwood Paddock Sq..

Final week in Sumter County Courtroom, proof was submitted that 66-year-old Robert Xavier Murphy of the Village of Fenney, had accomplished a four-hour anger administration course. It was a part of a pre-trial intervention deal that ought to result in the formal dismissal of a cost of battery.

The altercation occurred April 8 when Murphy was making an attempt to drop off his musical gear at a restaurant at Brownwood Paddock Sq.. Murphy had been slated to carry out with the band The Analogs on the downtown venue, in keeping with an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Division. The percussionist wished to drive his automobile past a visitors barricade arrange for the humanities and crafts present, which drew an unlimited crowd to the sq. over the Easter weekend. Members of The Villages Particular Occasions crew knowledgeable Murphy, who stands 5 ft 9 inches tall and weighs 234 kilos, that the visitors barricade would stay in place. The Boston native “grew to become very aggressive and verbally abusive” towards the occasion employees and grabbed one staffer by his shirt, in keeping with witnesses. Murphy’s spouse had accompanied her husband downtown and was buying, the report famous. She mentioned she circled and noticed her husband and the opposite individual “yelling in one another’s faces and pushing each other,” the report mentioned

Murphy moved to The Villages to retire in 2017, however has been performing in a lot of native bands.