Girard man faces charges after fight at Boardman bar

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A Girard man faces numerous charges after a fight at a South Avenue bar in which a gun was confiscated.

According to a police report, officers were sent to Lanai Lounge shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday for a report of “a fight involving a firearm.”

When police arrived, they found an employee restraining the suspect, identified as Brian Kenney, 22, who also is a bar employee. Police also located the gun, which employees had hidden in the kitchen after it was taken from Kenney.

Witnesses told police Kenney got off work about 10 p.m. Sunday, then drank at the bar for several hours and “became highly intoxicated and irate.”

They said Kenney ended up in a fight with a man at the bar, during which time witnesses saw a gun in a holster on Kenney’s hip, which someone managed to confiscate. During the altercation, due to drinks being spilled on the floor, the victim slipped and dislocated a shoulder, according to the report.

The incident resulted in police arresting Kenney on charges of felonious assault, possession of a firearm in a liquor establishment, using weapons while intoxicated, and disorderly conduct while intoxicated, according to the report.

He is scheduled to appear in Mahoning County Area Court for arraignment today.

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