Byron Williams, Alleged I-580 Shooter, Banished From Hometown Iron Door Saloon After Fight
|Byron Williams was persona non grata at the Iron Door Saloon|
But back in his hometown of Groveland, Calif., they remember him differently. He's the guy who got into a fistfight at the Iron Door Saloon and was banished from the only bar in town.
Loh confirms that neither Williams nor his mother were frequent customers. But Williams had an excuse -- he was banned from entering following an incident last year when he got into a physical confrontation with one of the saloon's bartenders.
"The got into it here and went and fought somewhere else," said Loh. Her husband, Chris, banned Williams from the bar -- and recognized his picture when it showed up on television yesterday.
Loh didn't recall what precipitated the fight. The bartender in question no longer works at the saloon. Loh said this fight wasn't the reason for his departure -- and that night was Williams' first and last trip to the Iron Door Saloon.
Williams is a twice-convicted felon driving on a suspended license with an arrest history including assault, property destruction, a DUI, hit and run, and theft. And, yes, he was allegedly driving drunk prior to yesterday's shootout. Records obtained from Seattle/King County by SF Weekly reveal convictions for hit and run; DUI; theft; and property destruction during Williams' time in Washington State in the 1980s and '90s.
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