Early Saturday morning -- around 1 a.m. -- anyone trying to get from the east side of Morrison to the west side found themselves in a bit of a pickle.
An entire block of the small town, equivalent to about 1/5 of the main street, was cordoned off by multiple patrol cars with flashing lights and an excess of yellow tape. A short detour behind the Morrison Country Store, Cafe Prague and Tony Rigatoni's was necessary to get back on Morrison Road.
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According to Jacki Kelley, public information director for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, a disgruntled patron of Cafe Prague -- who had been removed from the premises earlier that evening -- returned and fired "several shots from a handgun toward the business." The suspect then fled the area and was arrested by deputies at Highways 8 and 285 shortly afterward. The handgun was recovered in the suspect's vehicle.
What a loud night for such a quiet town. -- Amber Taufen