Man Arrested After Altercation at BarJuly 26, 2011
A Gerald man accused of firing a shotgun at another man outside the Leslie Depot tavern early Monday was being held in the Franklin County jail on a felony charge.
Rodney L. Cooper, 35, is facing a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. His bond is set at $35,000 cash-only.
The sheriff’s office alleges Cooper was ejected from the bar after getting into an altercation and creating a disturbance with other bar patrons.
After threatening to kill people at the bar, Cooper left but returned at about 1 a.m. Authorities said Cooper fired a shotgun in the direction of an employee of the tavern who was outside the bar. The employee was not struck or injured.
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