Sebastian man challenges bar patrons to fight him at Earl’s Hideaway Lounge

Eddie Wayne Conder
Eddie Wayne Conder

A Sebastian man was arrested Friday after he challenged bar patrons to a fight before lying down on the roadway in front of Earl’s Hideaway Lounge.

Police arrived and found a man “lying in the roadway, screaming,” according to the affidavit.

“As I approached the defendant, I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. The defendant had difficulty speaking, and his speech was very slurred,” the officer said.

The man was identified as 39-year-old Eddie Wayne Conder. As officers attempted to communicate and assist Conder, he became agitated.

“Who the fu** is this guy behind me,” Conder yelled. As he began to stand up, police detained Conder.

Witnesses advised that the management at Earl’s Hideaway Lounge asked Conder to leave the property several times after he challenged other patrons to fight him.

“The defendant left the area but returned a short time later and continued the same disruptive behavior, and it was at this time the police were contacted,” the officer said.

Conder was charged with Disorderly Intoxication and transported to the Indian River County Jail.

Since his arrest, a judge sentenced Conder to 3 days in jail.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.