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Man Cut Off From Booze at Roadhouse Bar Accused of Smashing Guitar on Patron’s Head

| July 24, 2018

Jeffrey Patterson

Jeffrey Patterson.

Jeffrey Patterson is a 56-year-old resident of the RV park off Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, in the Bulow area. Friday night (July 20) he was at Roadhouse Bar in the resort. He’d been there a while so that by close to midnight the bartender cut him from from more alcoholic drinks.


Patterson got angry, the bartender told Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies, and started arguing with patrons, among them Carl Wheeler, a 71-year-old resident of the RV park. Matthew Aubrey, 24, also a resident of the RV park, intervened, trying to diffuse the situation. By then Patterson had armed himself with a guitar and was allegedly making threats.

As Aubrey tried to separate the men, Patterson swung the guitar and allegedly struck the 24-year-old in the head, then Wheeler and Patterson scuffled and fell to the ground before the various parties retreated to their respective lots on the property. Aubrey suffered “severe injuries,” according to a sheriff’s report. Wheeler suffered minor scrapes to his arms and elbows. Both declined medical attention at the location of the incident, saying they’d drive themselves to the hospital.

The bartender “was the only person not intoxicated inside the bar” who was willing to complete a statement when sheriff’s deputies arrived near midnight. He alleged Patterson had started swinging his guitar at Wheeler before Aubrey got struck. Blood covered the sidewalk in front of the door to the bar. Wheeler and Aubrey, who had returned to their homes, provided statements about the altercation and opted to pursue charges against Patterson.

When deputies made it to Patterson’s lot, they noticed the guitar on a picnic table, visibly damaged. In Patterson’s version of the confrontation, he’d been merely trying to leave the bar when he was “attacked” by Aubrey and Wheeler “for no reason,” so he was only defending himself with his guitar. When he got back to his residence, Patterson told deputies, an older man whom he described as possibly Aubrey’s father attacked him, punching him, though he said he had no interest in pursuing charges.

The guitar was seized and placed into evidence. Patterson was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and assault on a person 65 or older–both felonies–and booked at the Flagler County jail on $10,000 bond. He remained at the jail Tuesday evening.

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15 Responses for “Man Cut Off From Booze at Roadhouse Bar Accused of Smashing Guitar on Patron’s Head”

  1. No More Alcohol says:

    Drunks and Flagler County

    Someone should write a book

  2. Really says:

    Too bad Patrick Swayze is no longer W/us he would have kicked em good n proper. Another piece of work drunk. El kabong would have taken care of this with his guitar…

  3. Richard says:

    I can only imagine what the comments will be like on this Palm Coast LOSER!

  4. gmath55 says:

    Jeffrey Patterson is 56? He looks like 80! Leave the booze alone Jeffrey it is aging you.

  5. Mizz Aug. says:

    So greatful, the internet wasnt around, when I was in my alcoholism. Embarrassing enough the next morning, being in jail. It takes what it takes, so I dont judge, could have been me, easily back in the 70s. We do some bad stuff when we our drinking takes hold, not like regular people drinking. I hope he finds the help waiting for him in the rooms of AA.Never thought I had a problem, for many years of my drinking.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I hope they have a detox facility at the jail.

  7. Jolene R Dehart says:

    Somehow having a bar in an RV park does not seem appropriate or conducive to family vacations. Kind of ridiculous.

  8. Brian says:

    Whoopin’ it up in Flagler County!! Yeee Hiiii !!

  9. Hmmm says:

    So, the bartender was the only one there not intoxicated, but the two guys openly said they were going to drive themselves to the hospital????!!!!!

  10. Just me says:

    Apparently he doesn’t know when to stop drinking. I am glad the bartender did their job and cut him off. However going by his photo it looks like he’s been a drunk his whole life because he looks a lot older than he is an alcohol does that. As far as having a bar on a campsite the black cloud in Bunnell also as a restaurant bar on their property. I hope he gets the help he needs and prayers go out to the young man who tried to diffuse the situation.

  11. Mzchow says:

    Actually it’s an activity Center with only beer and wine.
    It’s a friendly place with nice people, most over 55.
    I hope they keep this guy in jail a long time… anyone who does this to peaceful folks at this nice campground deserve to stay away from society

  12. Concerned Citizen says:

    I wonder if they will string this case along…

  13. Bill says:

    Heard the residents bring their children into the bar area and the drunks curse in front of them. Who’s wrong? The drunks or the people who bring their children near the bar.

  14. NortonSmitty says:

    El Kabong Lives!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Lots of losers in flagler county, no job, no pension and no medical but plenty of alcohol,

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