A 37-year-old man has been charged with assaulting another man with a beer bottle during a brawl at the Loft, the bar above Ruben”s Fish & Steakhouse.
David Lee Garner, of 101 Magnolia Road, allegedly attacked the victim in April, before Ruben”s lost its alcohol license. The bar lost its license in August after a customer died from alcohol poisoning following a drinking contest with an off-duty employee in May.
Garner, who was taken into custody by the sheriff”s office Friday, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.
His bond has not been set because he is being indicted by the Attorney General Jim Hood”s office on drug-related charges, said Sheriff”s Office Detective Ryan Rickert.
The Lowndes County Sheriff”s Office also reported the following felony arrests:
· Lisa G. Frierson, 47, of 1015 Second St. S., was arrested Friday on Second Avenue North by Columbus police. She was charged with possession of cocaine.
· Shauna Bartley, 33, of 31 Shirley Drive, was arrested Friday near the Department of Health Services on Lehmberg Road by sheriff”s deputies. She was charged with embezzlement.
· Stephen R. Eldridge, 46, of 1295 Hearst Road in Starkville, was arrested Monday on Schlater Road in Crawford. He was charged with headlighting deer, the practice of using a light to stun deer while hunting at night, and possession of marijuana more than 1 ounce.
· Kimberly M. Westbrook, 29, of 617 15th St. N., was arrested Tuesday by sheriff”s deputies at her residence. She was charged with acting under a false pretense.
· Valencia L. Harris, 26, of 812 21st St. N., was arrested Nov. 2 by Columbus police at her residence. She was charged with malicious mischief and burglary of a commercial building or a vehicle.
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