Man, woman charged with disorderly conduct after restaurant incident
A man and woman accused of causing a scene in a local restaurant now have charges of disorderly conduct placed against them.
Elizabethton Police Department officers responded to Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday after a bystander called 911 with concerns for a child’s safety.
According to the arrest report by Capt. Anthony Buck, an adult male and female had been drinking and were “cut off” by restaurant staff. The 911 caller was concerned the couple would attempt to drive away with the child who was with them.
Buck said he spoke with the manager who said the man, Wesley Heath, 31, 2847 Bob Little Road, and woman, Paula Nave, 31, 214 Hopson Road, Johnson City, had been “loud and obnoxious.”
EPD Cpl. James Deese spoke with Heath and Nave and reported that Nave appeared to be intoxicated but Heath did not, although he had been drinking alcohol. Heath was advised not to drive. He agreed and said he would be calling his mother to get them.
The officers then walked outside “to make sure the two didn’t create a disturbance” but were motioned back inside by restaurant employees. Buck said he could hear Heath cursing Amigo’s staff, screaming and using obscenities.
According to Buck’s report, Heath was handcuffed, but continued to be disorderly, cursing the staff and telling them “they should go back to (expletive) Mexico where they belong,”
Deese described Nave as unsteady on her feet and speaking with slurred speech while yelling at the restaurant employees.
“While Nave and the other subject were paying their bill, Nave and the male subject began to cause another disturbance at the employees,” Deese wrote.
Heath was charged with disorderly conduct and Nave was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Both are scheduled to be in General Sessions Court on Nov. 10.
Heath’s mother arrived and picked up the child from the restaurant.