Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:42 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight occurring at Bud’s Bar at 125 Central Avenue North in Watkins, and a Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the scene. Upon the deputy’s arrival, it was observed that two people were attempting to restrain the suspect who was later identified as Jerico Beith, 33 years of age, of Kingston. The deputy, with the assistance of the two citizens were able to restrain Beith’s hands, however, Beith continued to resist the deputy’s verbal commands and in the struggle, bit one of the citizens in the thumb and the second citizen in the wrist. Beith continued to resist arrest and attempted to bite the deputy as well. Watkins ambulance responded to the scene and the two citizens were treated and released at the scene. Beith was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital for lacerations and other injuries sustained during the fight.
Investigation found that Beith was drinking at Bud’s Bar and began breaking glasses on the bar. Beith was escorted from the bar but later returned and began fighting with customers. As he was being escorted from the bar the second time the fight broke out and law enforcement was called.
The incident is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. Beith is currently being held at the Meeker County Jail on assault charges with additional charges pending.