Thursday, June 12, 2008

Former Restaurant Worker Served Felony Charge

A former steak house worker is facing a felony charge after he struck a co-worker in the face with a glass mug for dropping a tray that she was helping him carry, sheriff’s deputies said.

James Lennox Connolly, 54, 11430 Whistler’s Cove Circle, #226, East Naples, was arrested early Thursday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the April 19 incident at the Strip House.

Arrest reports say Marie Cadet, a dishwasher at the steak house, 475 Seagate Drive, North Naples, told deputies that she was helping Connolly carry a tray full of plates, when by accident she lost her grip, causing the tray to fall to the ground.

Connolly became angry and struck her in the face with a glass mug.

Attempts by deputies to talk to Connolly immediately after the incident were unsuccessful.

Deputies located Connolly, who arrest reports say is unemployed, at his apartment Thursday morning. He was taken into custody and then transported to the sheriff’s North Naples substation and arrested.