Johnny Forsyth was booked for felony Threats and Assault 3rd degree; other charges are pending
The owner of a Hazel Dell bar was arrested late Saturday night after threatening employees at a cannabis dispensary.
On Saturday (Oct. 29) at about 10:40 p.m., Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an unwanted person at The Herbery in Hazel Dell.
A male patron was causing a disturbance, screaming and pacing back and forth, and refusing to leave the property after being denied entry into the business. Employees also activated a silent panic alarm due to the aggressive nature of the patron.
The male refused to show his identification but claimed to be the owner of the Three Monkeys Bar located a short distance away. The patron threatened he would get a gun. Deputies arrived and confirmed the patron was Johnny Forsyth, the owner of the Three Monkeys bar in Hazel Dell. Forsyth left The Herbery and returned to the Three Monkeys bar.
At about 11:20 p.m., deputies were called back to The Herbery via a silent panic alarm because Forsyth returned to the store. Employees feared he may be armed so they locked their doors and activated the alarm.
Forsyth kicked the glass doors several times before he left and returned to his bar. Deputies went to the Three Monkeys to arrest Forsyth. After resisting arrest and kicking a deputy Forsyth was taken into custody. Forsyth was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during his arrest. The deputy had minor injuries and remained on duty.
Forsyth was booked for felony Threats and Assault 3rd degree; other charges are pending.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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