Thirsty’s manager behind company in local lawsuitA local bar manager, Thomas Somerville, is the man behind a company recently brought into a lawsuit that arose after an assault outside a Mitchell bar in September.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
A local bar manager is the man behind a company recently brought into a lawsuit that arose after an assault outside a Mitchell bar in September.
V.V. Inc. is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Vicki Hubner, mother and conservator for Clint Dreyer, a Fargo, N.D., resident who suffered permanent brain injuries in a beating outside Thirsty’s Bar. The company filed a third-party complaint June 13 claiming another company, TS Services, should be liable for any damages awarded in the case.
In a summons filed Tuesday, Thirsty’s manager Thomas Somerville, 38, is named alongside TS Services.
Somerville was accused of simple assault against Dreyer for his role in an altercation inside Thirsty’s. Dreyer was later assaulted by another man, William Watkins, outside Thirsty’s on the same night.
On April 12, Somerville pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500.The jail time was suspended on the condition he pay the fines and costs within 30 days and enroll in the state 24/7 Sobriety program for one year.
The charge was related to the same incident as the pending lawsuit.
Somerville has not yet filed an answer to the complaint.