A Middleburg man faces a felony charge after an alleged drunk-in-public incident at an East Gate Marketplace restaurant Saturday evening.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the establishment on Eastern Marketplace Plaza just before 6 p.m. May 6 for a report of an intoxicated customer who was belligerent. Brad W. Owens, 55, was reportedly noncompliant and combative and attempted to bite the deputy as he was taken into custody.
Owens was arrested on a misdemeanor drunk in public charge, but the alleged bite attempt resulted in the more serious felony charge of assaulting law enforcement. A conviction on the class 6 felony carries a sentence of 1 to 5 years in prison.
Owens, who was released on bail, is scheduled to appear in Loudoun District Court May 12 for an arraignment on the charges.