Martha SparksSociety Editor
July 18, 2012
A Cow Creek resident was arrested early Tuesday morning, July 17, after he allegedly fired several shots at the door of a local bar.
Ricky Ray Pennington, 48, of Omar, was arrested and charged with brandishing weapons, discharging a firearm from roadway, wanton endangerment x5 and malicious wounding.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Logan County Sheriff Deputies M.B. Carter and J.H. Brown and Sgt. D.A. White of the Logan Police Department “following a physical altercation at the Aces High Bar in Logan” Pennington “got into his black 1998 Mustang GT, pulled down the road, got a 9mm firearm from his passenger side, then pulled back down the roadway, stopped in front of the bar and discharged the weapon from the vehicle into the door of the said bar.”
The officers report that the “rounds went through the door and into the bar area where one round did hit David Madden Jr. in the left shoulder area.”
Deputy Carter and Sgt. White were traveling to the defendant’s residence when they saw the black mustang parked at a trailer at Switzer. Officers stopped and found that Pennington had went home and retrieved “more weapons and was en route back to Aces High Bar.”
Officers allegedly found an AK 47 Assault rifle with nine rounds in the clip and another clip with five rounds, nine boxes of ammo, one High Point 45 with eight rounds in the clip, and one clip with 13 rounds of 9mm ammo.
Upon searching the vehicle, officers also reportedly found “15 empty shell casing from a 9mm in the back seat and floor area of the defendants Mustang GT.”
During a quick Terry Frisk, officers found “a brown medicine bottle with 11 60mg morphine pills.”
Following Pennington’s arrest, he was transported to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office where a gun shot residue kit was completed.
He was lodged in the South Western Regional Jail.