From Newport Police
Newport Police Officers responded to Moby Dick’s Seafood and Spirits at 1:35am this morning on a report that a customer was threatening patrons with a knife. Witnesses reported that Mr. Katwel Kinsio, age 26 of Micronesia, was heavily intoxicated and had been denied service.
Kinsio became belligerent, threatening to toss a beer bottle at a crowd of customers. When the bottle was taken out of his hand by a customer, Kinsio produced a single fixed-blade knife from his pocket. Kinsio aggressively advanced towards a female customer, threatening to cut her throat. Another customer shoved Kinsio to the ground to stop the attack. Kinsio regained his footing, pointing the knife at other customers and threatening to stab them.
Kinsio left the bar and walked south on Hwy 101 to SW Alder St., where Newport Police Officers approached him and ordered him to stop. Kinsio refused to cooperate, and advanced towards the Officers. Kinsio resisted the Officers’ attempts to restrain him. He was handcuffed and taken into custody. Officers searched the area and located the knife in the shrubbery where Kinsio had been apprehended.
Kinsio was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on ten counts of Recklessly Endangering; ten counts of Menacing; Recklessly Endangering; Disorderly Conduct; Resisting Arrest; Harassment; and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. His bail was set at $65,000.