Women to blame

Mother, daughter involved in Margaritaville fight.
Courtney Astolfi
Sep 18, 2013
A mother-daughter duo was arrested Monday for a seemingly unprovoked attack in a Margaritaville bathroom.

Alyson Gahagan, 21, of Henry Street, Norwalk, was charged with felonious assault, and her mother, Debbie Kerns, 41, of the same address, was charged with complicity to felonious assault.

The alleged victim, Elaine Howey, 57, told police the women “snapped” on her while they were waiting in line to use the restroom at the Fremont Avenue restaurant on Sept. 7, according to a Sandusky police report.

Gahagan allegedly began arguing with Howey when she and her mother walked into the restroom. A witness said Kerns originally tried to defuse the argument but became irate when Howey made a comment to her daughter, the report said.

At that point, Kerns allegedly pinned down Howey’s arm while Gahagan repeatedly punched her face.

Howey was treated at Firelands Regional Medical Center for a one-inch bleeding gash on her forehead, the report said.

The establishment’s owner later said the assault was an escalation of an incident that occurred elsewhere, the report said.

Howey was able to track down Gahagan and Kerns through mutual friends on Facebook and took that information to police, Sandusky police Lt. Robery VanScoy said. Warrants were issued for their arrests, and they turned themselves in Monday afternoon.

Comments

margaritaville88

Concerning: Gahagan, Alyson L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/25/2010
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1000429
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: OBSTRUCT OFF BU
Case Type: Criminal
6 Concerning: Gahagan, Alyson L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/05/2010
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 1000488
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CONSUMING UNDER
Case Type: Criminal
7 Concerning: Gahagan, Alyson L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/05/2010
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1000489
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CONSUMING UNDER
Case Type: Criminal
8 Concerning: Gahagan, Alyson L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/28/2011
Arr. Agency: SMON Case #: 1101106
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FRA SUSPENSION
Case Type: Traffic
9 Concerning: Gahagan, Alyson L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/04/2013
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 1301107
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 93/55 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic

margaritaville88

Concerning: Kerns, Debbie L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/02/2007
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 0701301
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: SEAT BELT (DRIV
Case Type: Traffic
11 Concerning: Kerns, Debbie L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11-02-2007
Arr. Agency: SWAK Case #: 0702283
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: TAMPER W/RECORD
Case Type: Criminal
12 Concerning: Kerns, Debbie L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/14/2010
Arr. Agency: SHF Case #: 1002606
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: STOP SIGN
Case Type: Traffic
13 Concerning: Kerns, Deborah
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/29/2008
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: 0802763
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RENT & RESTITUT
Case Type: Civil

margaritaville88

Outstanding citizens!!!! lmao.. seems like the girl has been drinking underage often..probably with mommy

just_a_mom

Way to go mom, you've got my mother of year vote NOT! I would tell you that you should be ashamed of yourself, however it's clear you just don't care!

BDupler

Another reason why I do not go to Margaritaville. Now I am sure that a few will get on here and say how great the place is, and how out of the ordinary this is... My choice is to avoid places like that, and the crowd they attract.

Cowboy

That place has gone to the dogs! Biker bar! Doesn't seem family friendly anymore and the food is awful! It didn't used to be like that. I used to be a great place to go. Not anymore!

Stop It

Amen, Cowboy. Went there once after the fire. Won't ever go again. Drinks suck, food sux..atmosphere went to hell..

YourRealityCheck

These two women were attacked by a drunken nutjob in Huron a few weeks ago. This Howie woman, the mother of the drunken crazy, realized they were the ones from Huron, and attacked both Debi and Alison. So you wanna try this in the paper? Ok, then. This Howie crazy attacked them, then got her face busted in self defense. This Howie is scum, as is the rest of her family. Maybe we should post THEIR dirty laundry, too. There were witnesses to this altercation as well, and Debi never touched this crazy. She is a liar, pure and simple.