Report of shots fired at A&T Tap leads to arrest
Alfonso is being held in the Nobles County Jail.
WORTHINGTON — An early Sunday morning call about a fight and gunshots at Worthington's A&T Tap resulted in the arrest of a Worthington resident for multiple alleged criminal offenses.
When officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly found an individual attempting to leave the alley in a vehicle. The driver was identified as Jady Alfonso, 29.
Alfonso was observed to have bloodshot eyes, and the smell of alcohol was emanating from the vehicle, according to court documents. Alfonso reportedly told police he had had "like two Modelos (beers)."
A Tap employee told officers that "the one in the red shirt" (Alfonso was wearing a red shirt) had had a bulge in the front of his waistband, which the employee recognized as a gun. A physical altercation ensued between two other Tap patrons, and the employee heard two gunshots.
Two other witnesses gave statements indicating the person in the red shirt (presumed to be Alfonso) was "flashing his gun" that night.
Police secured a search warrant for the vehicle Alfonso was driving, and the search reportedly resulted in the discovery of a 9mm handgun with an empty magazine and a round in the chamber. The serial numbers were removed from the firearm. Due to a previous conviction of felony third-degree assault, Alfonso is prohibited from carrying a firearm.
Also in the vehicle, officers found a plastic baggie containing approximately 2 grams of a white powder that field-tested positive for cocaine.
Alfonso was reportedly exhibiting signs of intoxication, and a preliminary breath test read a breath alcohol content of 0.117%. A later test at Nobles County Jail read 0.12%.
Alfonso was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm after conviction of a crime of violence and possession of a firearm with the serial number filed off, both felonies, and misdemeanor offenses including two counts of fourth-degree driving while impaired and carrying a pistol under the influence of alcohol. Possession of a firearm after conviction of a crime of violence carries a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine, but not less than five years in prison. If convicted, Alfonso will be sentenced based on criminal history.
He is being held in Nobles County Jail on bail set at $30,000 with conditions or $60,000 without.