By: Debbie RolenStaff Writer
March 29, 2013
A suspension order for the liquor license of a local club was issued and then permanently surrendered after an altercation at the club with a West Virginia State Police (WVSP) trooper and two agents with the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA).
According to the complaint, the ABCA was investigating numerous complaints the Aces High Nightclub in Logan was staying open after hours.
On March 24, the two agents and trooper observed someone enter the club at 3:45 a.m., when all patrons and owners were required to be off the premises by 3:30 a.m.
The agents and officer attempted to gain entry to the club, but an employee met them at the door. The agents identified themselves as ABCA agents, but the employee continued to deny them entrance and took one of the agents by the arm in an effort to keep her out and told the trooper to get out after he had identified himself as a member of the WVSP.
As the trooper was attempting to show the employee his identification, Lea Ann Adkins, 42,of Verdunville, became part of the action.
According to the complaint, Adkins came running across the club and shoved one of the agents causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head against the wall.
Adkins was restrained, removed from the club and arrested. She faces charges of battery and obstructing and has been released on $2,500 bond.