Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


May 7, 2013

Brawl at local bar ends in multiple arrests

Greensburg — A wild melee at the City Cafe Saturday night involving four Greensburg men has resulted in multiple charges among the quartet of suspects.

Kyle L. Roberts, 35, of 207 Hart Street, faces the most serious charge among the group, a single count of Intimidation (Class C Felony).

The other three suspects, Sean M. Walston, Dusten C. McKenzie and Jeffrey Rose, each face a single a charge for Possession of Marijuana. Under Indiana law, the charge was automatically increased from a misdemeanor to a Class D Felony because all three suspects have previously been convicted of marijuana possession.

Additionally, the three also face a single Class B Misdemeanor charge for Disorderly Conduct.

According to a police report filed in Decatur County Superior Court, officers from the Greensburg Police Department (GPD) and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department arrived at a crowded City Cafe a little after 3 a.m. Saturday evening/Sunday morning to find a fight already in progress.

Inside the bar, officers allegedly found Rose being held in a headlock by McKenzie, who was “striking Rose in the head and face area several times.” McKenzie’s blows, according to the report, were causing “injuries to the face area in which there was a lot of blood coming from that region.”

McKenzie and Rose alike allegedly ignored loudly-delivered commands by police to disengage. Police subsequently tased McKenzie in the lower-body region, immediately extracting him from Rose and dropping him to the floor.

Officers managed to remove Rose from the bar fairly quickly, where they placed him under arrest and called Decatur County EMS to the scene to deliver treatment.

Due to the large crowd still inside the bar, however, officers had greater difficulty removing McKenzie, and found themselves in a “very unsafe environment for all officers involved.”

As they worked to remove and arrest McKenzie, the report states that Roberts began engaging officers, “yelling and cussing,” telling the officers, “this is our bar, get out.”

Not long after, as police escorted him from the bar, Roberts allegedly raised his shirt in an attempt to intimidate officers, revealing a Glock .22, 40-caliber, semi-automatic handgun tucked into his waistband. Although police easily confiscated the weapon and although Roberts was licensed to carry it, he was ultimately charged with attempting to use the weapon to intimidate and dissuade officers from performing their duty.

As they dealt with McKenzie, Rose and Roberts, police were also confronted by Walston, who, according to the report, was also loud and belligerent and ordering officers to get out of the bar. When officers attempted to arrest Walston, he allegedly refused their commands, leading him to be tackled to the floor and tased before ultimately being subdued and arrested.

Rose was transported to DCMH and treated before being booked into the Decatur County Jail. The other three defendants were taken directly to jail and booked.

Of the three, only Walston remains in jail. As of press time Tuesday, he had yet to post a $755 cash bond.

Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011


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