CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County man is suing Charleston bar and grill operators, alleging negligence led to him being attacked.
Derek Vaughn Carpenter filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Vino's Bar & Grill, the Copper Pint Pub and a host of individual employees (both named and unnamed) alleging failure to provide a safe and secure premises for patrons.
According to the complaint, on May 29, 2015, Carpenter was a customer at Vino's Bar & Grill when he was attacked by the defendants' employees – including Chad Davis, Justin Howard, Rudy Burdett, Shawn Dearien, Benjamin Huffaker, Shane Stiltner – who were employed as bouncers/doormen. Carpenter says he suffered severe injuries and damages, including physical and emotional pain, medical expenses and lost wages. The plaintiff alleges Vino's employees ganged up on him and Davis negligently and recklessly struck Carpenter in the face.
Carpenter seeks trial by jury, judgment exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court, with interest, court costs and all other relief allowed by law. He is represented by attorney Timothy A. Bradford of Bradford Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1303