Jesse O. Martin was arrested Friday evening after he assaulted two employees at the Olympia Jack in the Box on Plum Street, according to scanner traffic and witnesses. He is awaiting his court date on Monday.
Martin entered the restaurant a little before 5:30 pm and asked for a water cup. He became verbally combative when an employee provided water from behind the counter instead of allowing him to use the lobby drink dispenser.
He allegedly threw a sharp metal object at an employee and began physically advancing, which was when he was confronted and told to leave the store. He then struck an employee in the face with his fist several times, leaving scratch marks.
Employees fought back and wrestled with and restrained Martin against a wall until police arrived and took him into custody.