LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A man and woman were arrested on Saturday after an argument allegedly broke out over the quality of food served at a wedding.
Officers were called at around 9:52 p.m. to a banquet hall on Motor Inn Drive following reports of an argument between a wedding party and catering staff.
When officers arrived, they said they saw several people screaming in the parking lot and were told that a man leaving the facility without a shirt had a gun.
Police arrested the shirtless man, later identified as Malik Everson, and recovered a loaded gun, according to the police report.
Police said that at the time of Everson’s detention, a woman, later identified as Brooke Mascarella, interfered with officers even after being ordered to stay away.
Mascarella was also handcuffed and detained.
The agents spoke with the wedding members and were told that an argument had started over the quality of the food provided by the caterer. They also said Mascarella had a knife in his hands but dropped it when police arrived.
The caterer reported to police that she had been approached by members of the wedding party asking for a full refund. She said she returned $ 100 and went to the kitchen where she was greeted by the groom, who demanded all money back and “made threats,” according to the report. from police. This was all happening while the caterer was on the phone with Everson, who was there to pick her up.
Everson and Mascarella were held in Trumbull County Jail on aggravated threat charges.
Mascarella faces an additional charge of obstructing official business.
Police said a knife and Eerson’s weapon had been recorded as evidence.
Police also noted that Everson had a CCW license outside of Columbiana County but had to “be revoked,” according to the police report.
Mascarella and Everson both pleaded not guilty when arraigned on Monday. Bond was set at $ 5,000 for both with a pre-parade July 28.