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Pub owner hit with cane


An incident of a woman refusing to pay her bar bill ended with her hitting the owner of Banks Lake Pub with a metal cane and a trip to jail, police said.

Police were called by Charles Potts, owner of the Pub, May 3, when he reported that a woman refused to leave or to pay her bar bill in full.

The woman, Connie J. Watt, 44, when asked to leave by police officer Sean Cook, swung her metal cane and hit Potts on the side of the head, dropping him to the floor unconscious, according to Cook’s report.

Cook told the woman she was banned from the bar and that he wanted her to go outside to talk with him. When getting up she swung her cane and struck Potts, the report states, first hitting him on the left side, then on the right.

She was taken to Grant County Jail and is being charged with assault in the second degree.

Workers at the pub attended to Potts while Cook got Watt, who was resisting, into his patrol car, the report states.

Potts was later treated by EMTs for a possible concussion and loss of consciousness.

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