Man goes to jail on wedding night

Groom shoots his gun outside of restaurant
Courtney Astolfi
Aug 11, 2014

 

astolfi@sanduskyregister.com

A groom allegedly fired off multiple shots outside Milan Road Bar & Grill early Sunday morning after leaving his post-wedding celebration.

Alton Wraggs, 29, who has a Columbus address but is from Sandusky and regularly frequents the area, was charged with improper discharge of a firearm, possessing a weapon under disability, inducing panic, carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, disorderly conduct intoxicated and resisting arrest.

Wraggs was outfitted in a tuxedo when police arrested him, and had gone at the U.S. 250 bar after getting married on Saturday, Sandusky police Lt. Danny Lewis said.

Lt. Rich Braun was parked outside the bar just prior to 3 a.m., and was keeping an eye on the crowd pouring out of the establishment. Braun wasn't quite sure how large the crowd was, but said there were easily hundreds of people in the area.

The lieutenant soon summoned more officers to help him disperse the crowd when a bystander got his attention.

“Hey officer, you need to get up there, they're starting to pull things out,” the man allegedly said.

Realizing the man was referring to guns, Braun and his fellow officers began to head around the building.

They heard two or three shots, followed by four to six more, Lewis said.

Around back, they found three people standing in a group and ordered all to the ground at gunpoint. Two of the people complied, but Wraggs reached into his right pocket.

An officer tackled Wraggs to the ground, sending a 9 mm handgun flying to the ground.

As other officers bolted for the weapon, a crowd began to close around them, Braun said.

Luckily all escaped injury, and the officers were able to secure the weapon and Wraggs, then call for back-up.

All told, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, Erie County deputies and Cedar Point police rushed to assist, Braun said.

It took quite awhile to finish clearing out the crowd — Braun said several people didn't even react or run when the shots were fired.

Investigators found just four shell casings on the ground, leading them to believe a second weapon, possibly a revolver, was involved.

Wraggs was found to be a convicted felon, and was not allowed to have a weapon on him at all, let alone while he'd been drinking.

According to Braun, Wraggs was angry because he was scheduled to leave for a honeymoon in Las Vegas the following day.
Police plan to review surveillance footage to determine how many shots were fired, and see if they can uncover any clues as to who was firing the other shots.

Wraggs did not say what sparked the dispute, police said.

He was arrested, taken to the Erie County jail and held without bond.

Comments

freespeech1

You cant fix stupid, what was this idiot thinking.

fotobug

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Licorice Schtick

Maybe the Best Man will be there to stand in in the honeymoon suite.

From the Grave

Nothing good ever happens after midnight...

lor70

What a loser!

Julie R.

Grounds for annulment.

Please

More gun control is needed......oh wait, he wasn't supposed to have a gun in the first place. No matter how much gun control there is, he would have still had that gun! There is no way someone can argue that point, it is plain and simple, he could not get a gun legally, but he still got one! If he shouldn't be able to get one now, how would making the gun laws more strict keep that gun out of his hands....it wouldn't! Thugs will always get guns

Licorice Schtick

Try to stay on topic, Gun Nut.

richrs

Sounds on topic to me. Truth hurts?

getit right be4...

Please, don't confuse the anti crowd with logic. They do not understand it.

Chirp

Shut this piece of blank establishment down. The owners allow this riff-raff to frequent the establishment so they obviously don't care, anyway.

Licorice Schtick

Why does Sandusky think it needs to accommodate his crowd?

Chirp

I have no idea, Schtick, and if they keep thinking this way, the city will continue to spiral in a downward trajectory.

Places like this and DJ's (thankfully gone) encourage and enable this type of behavior by allowing it in the first place. It would be so easy for these places to implement policies to avoid crowds like his, yet they welcome them with open arms. I can see the future with Milan Road Bar & Grill and it looks a lot like DJ's.

downthemiddle

Several guns at a wedding...

Just what one needs....

getit right be4...

There will be tons of guns at my wedding. All legally owned and properly holstered.

downthemiddle

Don't forget to tell your fiancee's family.

Wouldn't want them to show up with knives...

downthemiddle

It must be terrible to be so afraid....

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oheaglefl

No shotgun weddings anymore, they use hand guns now. Maybe it was one of those, I mean if you was the woman in this would you want to marry that guy. Must have forced her to do it.

worddrow811

where is the Milan road bar & grill? never heard of it.

The Answer Person

It's on Milan Road.

Chirp

i thought it was on Perkins ave!

WhatTheHeck

really? what is wrong with this guy? he Italian?

WhatTheHeck

the new DJ's?

Dr. Information

3 things prominent at this wedding. 1. Guns. 2. Black n milds 3. Welfare checks.

GoBigLex2001

Instead of banging his wife on his wedding night, he is the one getting banged, by Bubba, on his wedding night at the Erie County Inn..lol

gene44870

Omg . Thats the reason I never got married.
lmao