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Man accuses Medora stores of providing alcohol to assailant who shot him

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 14, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A man filed a Dram Shop lawsuit against two Medora stores after a customer allegedly became intoxicated and shot him in the pelvis. 

Tanner Biechler filed the lawsuit Feb. 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Triple L Ag Supply Inc., Buck's Crossing, Darr's Pit Stop, both of Mendora, and Kenneth E. Loy, alleging violation of the Dram Shop Act.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 28, 2015, Triple L Ag Supply and Loy owned and operated two convenience stores, Bucks Crossing and Darr's Pit Stop. The plaintiff alleges employees of those two convenience stores provided Clinton Foils with alcoholic beverages, which he allegedly consumed and became impaired and intoxicated.

Biechler claims Foils then negligently pointed a firearm at him and shot him in the pelvis. The complaint says the plaintiff was injured both internally and externally, specifically to his pelvis and legs, resulting in several surgeries and ongoing treatment. He continues to suffer pain and mental anguish, disability and loss of a normal life. He also will need to pay medical expenses to treat his injuries, the suit says.


Biechler seeks judgment against all four defendants for more than $50,000, along with court costs. He is represented by attorney Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-284

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