Clarksville man in jail after witnesses say he shot up a local bar because he was booted, denied re-entry

43-year-old Howard Daves was charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault after he opened fire on a Clarksville bar that had ejected him for trolling patrons.

On March 21st, officers were called to Mr. Billy’s Bar located at 557 Dover Road. According to the affidavit, officers spoke with the bar owner Christopher Scogin who attested that a patron had threatened a bartender. That patron was identified as Howard Daves who had been asked to leave the establishment earlier that night because he was trolling other patrons. A short time after his departure bartender Shelby Moss was threatened via phone call by someone who stated: “Something is coming, this is your warning.”

Howard Daves (MCSO)

Daves attempted to re-enter the bar but was turned away. Officer Eller on the phone with Mr. Scogin and heard gunshots. The report states when the owner locked the front door and told Daves to leave, he opened fire. Bullet holes were observed in the glass of the front door as well as a broken ceiling and two broken televisions. There were twelve occupants in the bar who were in imminent danger during the event.

Howard Daves was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $100,000.

Trish Butler

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