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Gainesville Police arrested two brothers early Tuesday after police reported they fought local bar patrons and employees.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Corderyl J. Monroe and 36-year-old James Monroe on battery charges, according to an arrest report.

At about 1 a.m., the brothers began fighting with patrons of Gator City, at 1728 W. University Ave., according to the report.

Bar employees interfered and successfully ousted James Monroe from the bar.

However, when an employee tried to remove the other Monroe brother, he punched back, according to the report.

Eventually, the security staff ejected the second brother, but the pair returned to continue fighting the employees outside the bar, according to the report.

During the struggle, Corderyl Monroe bit employees and pulled out a small pocket knife, which one of the employees managed to take from him before law enforcement arrived.

During questioning, Corderyl Monroe said he didn’t intentionally pull out the knife and that it must’ve fallen out of his pocket.

Officers booked the brothers into jail at about 2:30 a.m. James Monroe was released at about 2:30 p.m. after meeting bond.

Corderyl Monroe remains in lieu of a $65,000 bond because of additional aggravated and felony battery charges.

A version of this story ran on page 9 on 1/8/2014 under the headline "Brothers arrested after brawling with Gator City workers"

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