Man charged with pointing gun at staff in Fattys
SYCAMORE — Bond was set Monday at $50,000 for a DeKalb man charged with pointing a gun at bar staff and then driving home intoxicated.
Kevin T. Oppold, 22, of the 700 block of Fotis Drive in DeKalb, appeared in court Monday via closed-circuit TV from the DeKalb County Jail.
According to court documents, Oppold was involved in a fight in the early morning hours Saturday outside Fatty's Pub & Grille in DeKalb. After the other man involved in the fight left, a witness heard Oppold say he was going to get his gun and return.
About 20 minutes later, Oppold entered the beer garden area of Fatty's and displayed a small, silver, semi-automatic handgun. Witnesses said he waved the gun, "racking it," and pointed it at them while yelling for the man that he fought with, according to court documents.
When witnesses told Oppold that the other man had left, he also left. A witness called police, who located Oppold outside his home on Fotis Drive, according to court documents.
An officer noticed a marijuana cigarette behind Oppold's ear. He told police he had been in a fight at Fatty's and drove home. Oppold failed field sobriety tests and a search of his home found the gun, more than 30 grams of marijuana and marijuana packaging materials, according to court documents.
A records check showed Oppold never had a FOID card, according to court documents.
Oppold was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana, Class 4 felonies punishable by up to three years in prison; unlawful delivery of marijuana, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to five years in prison; unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm with no valid firearm owner's identification card, two counts of driving under the influence and four counts of aggravated assault, Class A misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail.
Oppold, who said he planned to post bail and would hire his own attorney, will next appear in court July 30.