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Date of Issue: September 06, 2007

Holmes Beach man arrested after altercation

A bar room altercation resulted in a Holmes Beach man being arrested for battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and petty theft.

According to Holmes Beach Police, John L. Labash, 44, of Holmes Beach, was in D.Coy Ducks Bar, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, when a bartender noted he picked up about $30 from the bar that wasn’t his. He confronted Labash and, after some discussion, Labash shoved the bartender. Labash was escorted from the establishment, and he then loaded a gun and pointed it at the bartender, according to the report.

Police were called, given Labash’s address and found the gun on the floorboard of his car.

He was taken to jail.