Seventh Arrest: Suspect Pressed Gun Into Century ‘Vicious Bar Brawl’ Victim’s Eye, ECSO Says

June 20, 2022

A seventh man has now been arrested for his alleged part in what the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office called a “vicious bar brawl” that occurred May 7 in Century. Several of the suspects are “documented criminal outlaw motorcycle gang members”, according to ECSO.

James Joseph Dixon, 27, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and obstructing justice. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail Sunday night were he remained with bond set at $350,000.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said he pressed a handgun into the victim’s eye, threatening to kill the victim if he talked to law enforcement.

Dixon is a documented member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club according to an arrest report.

One person was transported to the hospital following the violent fight May 7at Odom’s Bar in the 9500 block of North Century Boulevard. The victim was found outside the bar covered in blood with several injuries to his face, according to deputies.Surveillance video is below.

As NorthEscambia.com previously reported, John Percy Johnson, age 45 of Century; Bradley Scott Griener, age 31 of McDavid; Brody Luke Trainer, age 44 of Gulf Breeze; Robert Tyler Dean, age 54 of Pace; and Preston David Perry, age 31 of Pace were each charged with aggravated battery. Dean, Perry and Trainer were also charged with additional felony battery and/or assault counts. All five were released from jail on bonds ranging from $25,000 to $150,000.

A sixth suspect, 44-year old Steven R Jay Arnold of Brewton, later turned himself in at the jail on charges of aggravated battery with the use of a deadly weapon, aggravated battery for causing great bodily harm, and aggravated assault for use of a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.

The victim’s girlfriend told deputies that he was attacked by several bikers outside the bar where six or seven alleged bikers were kicking and stomping him. One allegedly pointed a gun during the attack.

The victim told investigators that he had been having an ongoing issue with “Percy Johnson” and the two ran into each other at the bar. He said Johnson told him to step outside where he was attacked by approximately five bikers wearing Outlaw motorcycle gang clothing. In addition to punching, kicking and stomping him, “one of the individuals pressed a firearm into his eyeball and stated they would kill him if he talked to the police and that not to mess with their biker family”, an arrest report states.

After the victim made a statement that he was going to sue the bar, a man believed to be the bar’s bouncer along with three or four other males began to beat him again, the report states. After the attacks, the girlfriend was approached by a white female wearing a biker vest who informed her that if she talked to law enforcement, it would “not be pretty for her”, the report continues.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office obtained search warrants and seized video recordings from the bar.

An ECSO investigator said in his report that the videos show the victim and Johnson walk outside the bar, followed by at least seven other people, most of whom were wearing insignia consistent with criminal outlaw motorcycle gangs to include the Southern Saints and Outlaws.

The altercation was captured on video (posted below), showing the victim kicked, punched, and stomped on several times by numerous individuals, the ECSO report states. The victim remains on the ground for over 15 minutes, apparently unconscious until medical personnel arrive on scene.

The victim suffered a broken arm, broken nasal cavities and lost feeling in his lower back and leg, he told deputies. He stated that when the gun was pressed into his eye, he was told “If you talk to the police, we will kill you”.

The five suspects were released from jail on bonds as follows:  Johnson -$25,000; Griener – $35,000; Trainer – $150,000; Dean – $65,000; Perry – $85,000; Arnold – $65,000.

The video below has no sound.

Comments

21 Responses to “Seventh Arrest: Suspect Pressed Gun Into Century ‘Vicious Bar Brawl’ Victim’s Eye, ECSO Says”

  1. Jaysen on June 28th, 2022 3:41 pm

    Lol , they should have never made bond . And people need to stop thinking these bad guys are gonna do anything but rely on numbers and idiots to do thier bidding. The fact that people are scared of a biker gang is beyond me . They will mess with the wrong person and it wont be a trip to jail .

  2. Jesse on June 25th, 2022 7:52 pm

    Be nice, be clean, no harassing, limit your comments to the subject. HAHA Y’all don’t know them from Adam. The way you perceive people is unrealistic. Like you haven’t made a decision in your life to do something out of the regular. Such is life, and you move forward to the next chapter. And to hope a individual doesn’t reproduce? Maybe one was to say this person signed up to fight for this country and signed that dotted line for you..

  3. Sam on June 23rd, 2022 7:43 am

    close the bar? century would fold without it. that place has been a sewer for years but there is a group of folks that are addicted to booze so nothing will be done.

  4. Jesse on June 22nd, 2022 4:52 pm

    Why were they beating him? Did he owe them money?

  5. Grady Smith on June 21st, 2022 1:24 pm

    These bullies have established a mark, they have pinned it on themselves.

    When someone goes and puts one or more of these down, it will clearly be a case of self defense.

    Hydrodynamic Shock and catastropic organ failure walk hand in hand.

  6. Citizen on June 21st, 2022 11:42 am

    @Justsaying
    Yes,

    I was wondering if any would notice that.

  7. CC on June 21st, 2022 9:23 am

    Wondering if the bouncer and those inside that had a part in beating the victim were also arrested? They should have been along with these rotten excuses for men. Those type make decent riders, who give back to their community look bad.

  8. Davo on June 21st, 2022 8:11 am

    Odom’s bar has been a rough place as long as I can remember. I was just a child when I lived in Century durhe mid to late 1940’s, and I would hear of Odom’s bar and knifings taking place. Scary……

  9. Carl on June 21st, 2022 7:05 am

    This shows age has nothing to do with maturity .
    Has nothing at all to do with intelligence period.

  10. Just Saying on June 21st, 2022 5:12 am

    @Citizen,

    Ummm, there are no complaints showing on the link you posted.

  11. Jcellops on June 20th, 2022 9:51 pm

    I sure hope that the judge required the ones out on bond to have ankle monitors AND restraining orders- since they threatened to do harm to the victim and GF.

  12. Lisa on June 20th, 2022 9:06 pm

    Why did they release these thugs on bond? Theey shoudl be held without bond.

  13. Scott on June 20th, 2022 7:25 pm

    Bad boys bad boys dumb a@bad boys bad boys.
    No I’m wrong: it’s more like bald old men,
    enjoying their sin,
    With no daddy to teach them to stay from trouble.
    If you act out, the cops & public will bust your bubble.
    Your hateful ways impress few and the rest irate,
    Y’all buttes are going upstate.
    So now for you old men you can be treated as sissy men as
    You spend your time in the pen.

  14. Paul on June 20th, 2022 6:31 pm

    Who doesn’t know cameras are everywhere? I don’t even pick my nose in public anymore. ;)

  15. Susie on June 20th, 2022 6:17 pm

    His brow tattoo: This is said to refer to a comment by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, implying the last one percent were outlaws.

    What an idiot. That tat will tell his offspring what a dirt bag he is. Let’s hope he doesn’t produce any.

  16. Bill T on June 20th, 2022 5:59 pm

    It amazes me thes no function so called bad boys all took turns beating this guy up !!!! Well that tells me everyone of you old punks are weak and pick on weaker than you so your sure to win !!! That being said you gonna get what is coming to you each one and it ain’t gonna be pretty !!!! Get ready karma is in your future !!! The one that put the gun in the guys eye you especially because you are a chicken weak and stupid and I hope you get locked up for a long long time coward !!!!!!

  17. Citizen on June 20th, 2022 5:14 pm

    https://www.myfloridalicense.com/LicenseDetail.asp?SID=&id=2AE29C46854BD2330E098A4E066E2DD6

    What about the complaints filed on. DBPR on Odoms Barr of Century, under retail beverage sale,

    Owner Sounside Steam Shake
    Pensacola

    Seems if they don’t want their liquor licensed revoked they would hire better security and have the right to refuse service at their discretion.

  18. steve on June 20th, 2022 5:03 pm

    Terrible.. Zero reason to act out like they did. All it did was bring the heat on them and the rest of the place. Not taking sides on what started this, but when you need multiple people to jump on one guy, then things are not right. If the guy was acting up in the bar CALL THE POLICE, let them handle him.. Then move on. But it looked like a bunch of tough guys wanting to look tough in front of other weak guys..

  19. Terry Dalton on June 20th, 2022 4:35 pm

    Bunch of coward’s. you ask me. For the fool that put gun in that man’s eye . If it’ll been me you should of killed me.

  20. Another loser on June 20th, 2022 3:57 pm

    Yet another tough guy getting arrested for this stupidity. One on one all these guys are just regular pieces of garbage. Together they’re a collective pile of……….feces. Make them a target and get them off the streets for good.

  21. Century resident on June 20th, 2022 3:07 pm

    Sad these boys are as old as they are and still not men… This bar needs to be shut down or have proper security..Sad situation hope the victim is ok and presses charges to the full extent of the law..





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