Suit alleges intoxicated Club Onyx patron swung knife at plaintiffs

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Club Onyx in Centreville is being sued after an intoxicated patron swung a knife at the plaintiffs. 

Marlon Miller and Jonathan Johnson filed a complaint on Oct. 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against RCI Dining Services (Washington Park) Inc., alleging the night club violated the Dram Shop Act.

According to the complaint, a Club Onyx patron became intoxicated and swung a knife at the plaintiffs, causing injuries. They sustained severe injuries resulting in medical bills, pain, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life, the complaint states. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to employ metal detectors and failed to provide adequate security.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs. They are represented by Jarrod P. Beasley of Kuehn, Beasley & Young PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-663

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