By Jon Johnson
GRAHAM COUNTY – He came to eat a cheeseburger, drink beer and kick some butt. And he was all finished eating and drinking when a man picking up food from CC’s Hideaway Bar early Saturday morning got in his way.
Graham County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the bar at 8038 S. U.S. Highway 191 at about 12:12 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 regarding a bar fight and a motor vehicle collision.
According to the bar’s surveillance footage, James Brandes and Kory Kilpatrick were at the bar when Brandes punched a man who was at the bar waiting to pick up some food. The punch knocked the man down, and Brandes attempted to continue to assault the man but other bar patrons intervened and Brandes and Kilpatrick were escorted out of the bar.
Kilparick had already called his wife, Fawn Kilpatrick, for a ride, and when she got there the situation outside of the bar was still tense.
According to witness accounts, Fawn began threatening/attempting to use a TAZER on people, and Brandes received multiple facial lacerations from an ensuing scufffle. At one point, the trio were in their car trying to leave when a woman began striking Fawn in her face. The woman’s husband attempted to remove her and was allegedly struck by the car as Fawn went in reverse.
Fawn continued in reverse from the bar and struck a southbound vehicle on U.S. 191. DPS handled the vehicle collision report.
On Thursday, March 1, Brandes and both Kory and Fawn were informed by a deputy that the owner of the bar requested they be trespassed and were no longer welcome at the establishment. There was no further follow up by the Sheriff’s Office listed.