Police: Neon Cactus staff subdue unwanted patron with a gun

West Lafayette Police Department
West Lafayette Police Department

Editor's note: This report was updated to reflect the formal charges filed Monday.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Neon Cactus staff asked Terry Lashawn Zeigler to leave the bar, sparking a scuffle, the drawing of a pistol and an arrest, according to West Lafayette police.

Bar staff called police just before 2 a.m. Saturday about an unwanted guest, and staff members were trying to get Zeigler, 25, of Lafayette, to leave the bar, police said. As the staff tried to persuade Zeigler, he pulled a pistol and pointed it at one of the staff members, police said.

Staff subdued Zeigler and got him outside, police said.

When police arrive, Zeigler became combative with the officers, police said.

On Monday, prosecutors charged Zeigler with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, two counts of unlawful carrying a handgun, intimidation, pointing a firearm and resisting law enforcement.

He remained incarcerated Tuesday morning in lieu of bond, according to online jail records.

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