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Arrest in Restaurant Assaults

(La Porte, IN) - An attack in a downtown La Porte restaurant resulted in an arrest.


Marlon Gladney, 29, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Class A misdemeanor battery and other counts such as level 6 felony resisting law enforcement.


Police responded Wednesday night to Mucho Mas in the 600 block of Lincolnway. According to court documents, the suspect from La Porte used to work there and showed up wanting free food.  At the time, the restaurant was closed and just a few employees were there finishing up for the night.


According to the authorities, Gladney asked a few more times for free food but his requests each time were turned down.  He became upset and began punching one of the male workers and a short time later hit the man with a chair before also punching a female worker trying to stop the physical altercation in the face.


Once grabbed by police, Gladney broke away and tried running but was quickly taken back into custody during a struggle, authorities said.  An officer suffered redness, swelling and pain to his right shin during the encounter with the suspect.


Gladney is being held in the La Porte County Jail on $755 bond.

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