Six arrested in late-night USA Chicken & Biscuit beef
February 23. 2016 2:39PM
MANCHESTER -- Six people were arrested early Saturday morning after a police officer working a special detail at USA Chicken & Biscuit tried to remove boisterous patrons from the restaurant and ended up with an unruly crowd on his hands.
The customers apparently took exception to the officer trying to oust them about 2 a.m. from the 990 Elm St. restaurant, with some refusing to comply with an order to leave and others interfering in arrests, police said.
The incident began when the store manager asked Officer Chad Tennis to remove several disorderly customers from the restaurant, police said.
Tennis told a rambunctious Bairon Munoz Benitez, 27, of Manchester, to leave but police said the man refused and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Police said another patron, Michael McClain, 26, of Manchester, interfered with the arrest. Told to leave the restaurant, McClain allegedly pushed an officer, resulting in McClain's arrest on charges of simple assault and resisting arrest.
He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and is to appear March 29 in 9th Circuit Court - Manchester District Division.
Peyour Guguai, 25, of Manchester, allegedly ran interference by getting in Tennis’ way as he attempted to arrest Benitez. Officer Kevin O’Meara helped remove Guguai, who police said became confrontational with the officers. Guguai was charged with disorderly conduct.
He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail, pending a March 29 arraignment.
Police said many other disorderly patrons refused to leave the restaurant, resulting in other patrol officers arriving to deal with the unruly crowd.
Three more people - Charlene Rojas, 31, Tiffany Brea, 24, of Manchester, and Benjamin Harris, 26, of Hooksett - were arrested for allegedly refusing to vacate the business.
Rojas was charged with disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $500 personal recognizance. Brea and Harris were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and were released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail.
All three are scheduled to appear in 9th Circuit Court - Manchester District Division on March 29.