A 40-year-old man didn’t like the answer he got when a Kapowsin bartender refused to serve him more alcohol.
As he walked out of the Kapowsin Tavern on Saturday, he allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it at the bartender. A witness threw a pool ball, hitting the man right in the back of the head, court documents state.
Besides the cut on the back of the head, the man now faces second-degree assault charges. Kevin J. Valentine was charged Tuesday.
Court documents provide the following information …
An employee at Kapowsin Tavern told Pierce County sheriff’s deputies she refused to serve Valentine more alcohol because he was already drunk. Valentine got upset.
“He threw a glass into a cooler located behing the bar and fell off his stool,” charging documents state.
Valentine started to walk out. He stopped at the door, pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the employee.
A witness told deputies he saw Valentine pull the gun and then clocked him with a pool ball.
When deputies arrived, Valentine was lying on the ground in front of the bar, bleeding from a cut on the back of his head.
“Defendant claimed he had been shot in the head,” charging documents state. “He was slurring his words, reeked of alcohol and had very red watery eyes. He was obviously intoxicated.”
The deputies found a loaded gun on Valentine.