Man arrested after disturbance at bar


A 49-year-old Key West man who was trespassed from a Stock Island bar Wednesday night was arrested for myriad offenses after returning to the business.


Alvin Wade Marks was charged with trespassing, fraud – giving law enforcement a false name, possession of cocaine and smuggling a controlled substance into a jail facility.


Deputy Elam Thornbrugh responded to the Hogfish Bar & Grill at approximately 10:14 p.m. after employees reported a customer was threatening to fight and body slam staff and other customers. Deputy Thornbrugh told the suspect — he provided a name that was not his, it was later learned — he was trespassed and that if he returned he would be arrested. Deputy Thornbrugh ran the name the suspect provided and no warrants were found. The suspect agreed to leave the scene.


Deputies Thornbrugh and Michael Watkins were called back to the scene at approximately 10:46 p.m. after staff reported the suspect returned and was pacing across the street. Deputy Thornbrugh arrived and the suspect ran away. Thornbrugh ordered the suspect to stop and he complied. A search of his pockets revealed a Florida identification card identifying the suspect as Marks. A search of that name revealed he had an active warrant out of Liberty County, Florida.


A baggie containing about a gram of cocaine was also found in Marks’ wallet.


Once at the jail, a baggie containing about 8.5 grams was found in Marks’ boot.


Marks’ was booked into jail.