A Saturday night outing among local real estate heavyweights at M.L. Rose Craft Beers & Burgers turned into a drunken melee resulting in six arrests.
Whitfield Hamilton, 48, partner at Panattoni Development Company, Raymond Hensler, 45, president of Corner Realty and Cassidy Turley exec David McGahren, 56, were arrested on various charges.
According to police affidavits taken out by the Berry Hill Police Department, the group was being disruptive and management asked them to leave. Several members of the party were too intoxicated to be served.
A BHPD officer arrived at the pub, but the party still refused to leave. While being placed under arrest, Hensler became unruly and “fought with [the] officer to the point where the subject had to be sprayed with a chemical agent and be taken to the ground to be hand cuffed,” an affidavit said. Hensler is facing charges of resisting arrest, assault of an officer and public intoxication.
Hensler's wife, Kindy, 44, was also arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. She allegedly attempted to kick out the window of a patrol car after she was arrested.
Meanwhile, Hamilton and two other women, Teresa Ellis, 35, and Elizabeth Lindsey, 40, were also arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Hamilton allegedly attempted to interfere with an officer as he was attempting to take a report.
Ellis is also being charged with assault after she allegedly struck an police officer on the head and the arm with her hand.
McGahren was asked to go across the street several times, but he refused to leave the area, an affidavit said. He was charged with public intoxication, but court records show that the charge was dismissed.
Hensler is a prominent local developer who last month unveiled plans for a luxury high-rise in the Gulch. He also developed the Adelicia high-rise apartments near Music Row.
Hamilton is a former Colliers partner who now directs the Southeast region for Panattoni.
McGahren, Cassidy Turley’s top local industrial property broker, was asked to go across the street several times but refused to leave the area, an affidavit said. He was charged with public intoxication, but court records show that the charge has been dismissed.