Woodbury Man Charged with Assault After Allegedly Hitting Someone in the Face with a Glass of Beer
Elsewhere, a 20-year-old has been charged after allegedly flashing a pistol at a party attended by some Woodbury High School students.
A Woodbury man has been charged with two counts of felony assault after he allegedly hit someone in the face with a beer glass at a bar in October.
Darren Lee Hones, 45, faces up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines following charges from the Oct. 20 incident at O'Malley's Irish Pub on Radio Drive in Woodbury.
Woodbury police arrived at the bar a little before 10 p.m. on a call of a possible assault. One man was holding a towel to his face and Hones had a towel wrapped around his hand, according to the criminal complaint.
Witnesses told police that the victim had been speaking with Hones and a woman when Hones "sucker punched" him with the glass, which broke on the victim's face. Witnesses said the victim did not appear to do anything to provoke the attack, according to the complaint.
A Woodbury ambulance transported the victim to Regions Hospital, where he was treated for a fractured nose and given stitches for the lacerations to his face.
The victim told police that he was at the bar to speak with his ex-wife, who is also Hones' ex-wife. He said Hones told him to "leave town," and soon thereafter was hit with the glass, according to the complaint.
Hones declined to speak with officers about the events of that evening, but while being handcuffed told police that he slipped and cut his hand when the glass broke.
Pistol flashed at party
A Woodbury man has been charged for making terroristic threats and brandishing a pistol at a May house party.
Jacob Scott Hanson, 20, faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for flashing the weapon at the party, according to the criminal complaint.
Witnesses told police that Hanson had been drinking and smoking marijuana at the party, which was attended by some Woodbury High School students. The party was at Hanson's home, on the 7200 block of Braemar Lane in Woodbury.
One witness later told police that Hanson had pointed the weapon at people and was waving it around. Another witness said Hanson pointed the barrel of the pistol at people sitting on a couch. He also pointed the gun, described as a black semi-automatic, at people in the home's garage while his finger was on the trigger, according to another witness account in the complaint.
A witness told police that Hanson could have fired the weapon at any time, and recalled that at one point he dropped the magazine from the pistol and reinserted it.
Several people left the party soon after those incidents, fearing for their safety, according witness accounts in the complaint.
Another witness, however, told police that Hanson was merely showing the gun and did not point it at anyone.