Columbus Police arrest man accused of attacking Short North artist

Photo of Brendan Baldwin provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man wanted in connection to the attack on a Short North street artist was arrested Thursday, according to Columbus Police.

Thirty-year-old Brendan Tyler Baldwin is accused of attacking 63-year-old Malcolm Jones on March 1.

The attack happened in the afternoon at Mike's Grill after Jones helped a bartender with a belligerent customer.

An hour after he was removed, witnesses say the man returned, armed with a broken beer bottle.

Malcolm spoke to 10TV from his hospital bed Friday, after having surgery to save his right eye. His eye socket is fractured and his vision is in jeopardy.

Malcolm Jones speaks to 10TV from his hospital bed (WBNS-10TV)

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Jones with his medical expenses and recovery.

Baldwin is facing one count of felonious assault.