Baltimore man charged with threatening 4 Records say he was asked to leave bar, became irate

September 27, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Baltimore man was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail at the Carroll County jail on assault charges stemming from an incident Thursday outside an Eldersburg restaurant and pub, court records show.

John G. Lewis, 32, of the 1700 block of North Ave. was arrested about 7 p.m. outside the restaurant in the 1000 block of Liberty Road. He was charged with four counts of first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault and one count each of reckless endangerment, public drunkenness and endangering the safety of others by being intoxicated in public.

According to police, Lewis was asked to leave the restaurant after he became rowdy and belligerent. Outside, the suspect is accused of threatening four men, including two employees, by saying he would "go get a gun with 17 bullets" and "come back and shoot everybody," court records show.

The four witnesses said Lewis pulled a knife, shouting obscenities and making racial threats. They alleged he was yelling, "You're dead. You're dead," as he charged at them, trying to slash anyone who got between him and one of the employees.

When troopers arrived, the man was standing near a large trash container in the parking lot. They said Sykesville police Officer John Iannone had disarmed the suspect.

No one was injured, police said.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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