Police Blotter: Man takes belligerent stance with lawmen, receives trip to jail

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

A man who was yelling at customers in a fast food restaurant took a belligerent stance with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies and received a visit to the jailhouse for his trouble, according to an arrest report.

The incident took place at the Whataburger on Harbor Boulevard. A passing deputy noticed a man causing a disturbance inside the restaurant and decided to check it out.

The manager said the man was menacing customers and appeared to be very drunk.

Two deputies approached the man, 53-year-old Roy Ronald Rowell, who was outside. They asked if he’d been drinking and Rowell replied, “Yeah, a lot!” He refused to throw away a bottle of booze he was holding and when a deputy tried to take it away, he allegedly snatched it away and said, “That’s mine.”

Rowell adopted what a deputy called a “fighting stance” and stiffened up when they tried to put him in cuffs. They eventually had to push him against a wall to cuff him.

He was charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication. His court date is Oct. 6.