The South Carolina-Clemson football rivalry game last Saturday caused quite a stir in a local Charleston bar. Saturday’s big game is the one game many Carolina and Clemson fans wait for all year long. This year, the game took a turn for the worse at the Midtown Bar and Grill in Downtown Charleston. It wasn’t the actual game, but the fans.
An off-duty police officer and another witness told Charleston police they were in the bar on King Street when a man punched another man three times in the head and nose at around 11 on Saturday night. The suspect, Marshall Legrand Pierce of Mt. Pleasant, 28, continued to shove the victim into the kitchen causing $962 worth of damage to the restaurant. These damages consisted of dishes, food and other kitchen supplies. The victim told officers the two men were arguing over the game when Pierce punched him three times.
Both the victim and Midtown Bar and Grill’s owner told police they want to file charges against Pierce, who was charged with simple assault and damage to real property. Pierce was released from the Charleston County Detention Center Sunday.