Pub's owner pleads guilty in rooftop highjinks

The owner of Medford's Bone Yard Pub pleaded guilty today in Jackson County Circuit Court to two misdemeanor charges stemming from April Fool's Day antics on his pub's roof.

Judge Ray White ordered Duncan Hunter, 31, of Central Point, to pay $254 in restitution and more than $700 in fines in the incident.

Hunter was arrested April 1 on charges of felony criminal mischief, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment after police received a complaint at around 7 a.m. about people throwing items onto Riverside Avenue and Main Street from the roof of the Bone Yard Pub. Two of Hunter's friends also were arrested, and two employees were sent to the county's sobering center.

Today Hunter pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges, interfering with a peace officer and disorderly conduct. The resisting-arrest charge was recently changed to a second-degree charge of interfering with a police officer, said prosecutor Jeremy Markiewicz.

Hunter must pay $254 in restitution and more than $700 in fines, Markiewicz said. The pub owner was also ordered to avoid intoxicants while serving his one-year period of unsupervised probation, he added.

Attempts by the Mail Tribune to contact Hunter today were unsuccessful. He made no comment in court other than pleading guilty, Markiewicz said.

— Sanne Specht

Details: Wednesday's Mail Tribune

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