Two jailed for assaulting restaurant employees

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Two people are behind bars after threatening employees at a north Shreveport restaurant with a handgun.

Matthew Matthews, 26, and Christian Sullivan, 28, probably won’t be pointing any guns at the servers in the dining room at Shreveport City jail where they’re dining today.  

It happened just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, when Shreveport Police responded to reports of an assault at the McDonalds in the 1600 block of North Market Street.

When they arrived, officers learned that Matthews, of the 100 block of Mayfair Drive, and Sullivan, of the 100 block of Brookbriar Drive, entered the eatery’s drive-thru and placed an order.

As they approached the pay window an employee recognized Matthews as a patron from the day before whose order was incorrectly filled. The employee apologized for the mishap and ensured Matthews that they would get the order correct this time.

At that point, Matthews began shouting homosexual slurs at the employee, produced a handgun, and pointed it at the employees that were standing at the window. Sullivan then removed the handgun from Matthews hand and pointed it at the employees as well.  

 

The employees called 911 and Shreveport Police Patrol officers quickly located the suspects. Officers attempted to stop their vehicle, but the suspects fled back to the parking lot of the McDonalds where they were taken into custody.

In addition to the couple inside the vehicle, patrol officers located narcotics and a handgun inside of the vehicle

 

Sullivan was charged with one count each of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I, Schedule II, and Schedule IV narcotics and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

Matthews was charged with one count each of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I, Schedule II, and Schedule IV Narcotics, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Illegally Possessing a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Triggerlock), and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Both were booked into the Shreveport City Jail on their charges.

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