An argument over a game of pool at a local bar led to one man getting pistol whipped and another being arrested Wednesday, according to Maricopa Police Department.
MPD responded to reports of shots fired at True Grit Tavern on John Wayne Parkway just after midnight Feb. 14.
They would later arrest 26-year-old Dylan Halladay on multiple weapons charges and disorderly conduct for events he allegedly confessed to committing against another patron early Valentine’s Day morning.
According to a police report, the incident began when Halladay was playing pool. At some point, a bar patron approached him and “told (Halladay) to stop hitting the pool table with the pool stick.”
Halladay told officers he felt disrespected and told the patron to apologize to him and his girlfriend. When that didn’t happen, the police report alleges Halladay left the establishment and retrieved his 9 mm firearm from his vehicle and brought it with him back inside the bar.
The police report alleges Halladay approached the man he argued with earlier and “hit him in the head with the butt of the firearm.”
Halladay is then reported to have exited the tavern at which time he argued with a person not named in the report.
During that verbal altercation, the report states Halladay “fired two rounds in the air and fled the scene in his vehicle.”
Video surveillance provided to MPD from the bar owner corroborates statements made by witnesses and Halladay himself, according to the report.
At one point in the video, the report states several patrons can be seen ducking for cover after the weapon discharges.
After the investigation, police served a search warrant at Halladay’s residence and found the 9 mm handgun, allegedly used in the assault, located on an entertainment center in the family room of the home.
MPD arrested Halladay at 8:06 that evening where he allegedly “gave a detailed confession to detectives.”
Halladay was booked into Pinal County Jail on one count of aggravated assault with a firearm, a class 2 felony; disorderly conduct, a class 6 felony; discharge of a firearm, a class 6 felony; and firearm where prohibited, a class 2 misdemeanor.