Man accused of threatening bar patrons

Troopers received a call from the Duck Inn at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday morning

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A Soldotna man is facing charges of disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening after reportedly causing a disturbance at a local bar and threatening to shoot other patrons, according to a Jan. 2 affidavit filed at the Kenai Courthouse.

Troopers received a call from the Duck Inn at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday morning, with the caller reporting that a man “was trying to start fights with bar patrons and was threatening to get a gun and come back to shoot everyone,” according to the affidavit.

Troopers arrived at the Duck to find Thomas Galloway, 31, of Soldotna, near the front door of the bar. Galloway was uncooperative in his initial interaction with troopers and displayed signs of being drunk, troopers said.

Troopers spoke with the bouncer at the bar who said that Galloway was challenging people to fight, so the bouncer called Galloway a cab and allegedly offered to pay for his drinks in an attempt to get him to leave. Galloway then became combative with the bouncer and started to make threats about getting a gun and returning to shoot everyone at the bar, according to the affidavit.

Troopers interviewed other patrons, all of which expressed fears that Galloway was serious about the threat, according to the affidavit.

Troopers remanded Galloway to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility and given a portable breath test that night, which showed a breath alcohol content of .178%.

Galloway has been charged with one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a Class C felony, one count of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and one count of unauthorized access to a licensed premises while drunk, a Class A misdemeanor.

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