Local restaurant owner arrested, accused of pointing AR-15 at patrons and employees

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Police were on the scene Wednesday afternoon of what was called in as armed suspect in downtown Bowling Green.

Police were staged along Chestnut Street with AR-15’s and handguns searching for the man.

35-year-old Quintin McClellan was picked up by police in front of Big Easy Soulfood. He was identified as the owner of the restaurant.

According to his arrest citation, McClellan was reported to have been holding an AR-15 and pointing it at people within the business.

A man and a woman told police that they began arguing with McClellan due to a dispute over pay. They then said that McClellan pointed a gun at them.

When officers searched the business they found an AR-15 hidden in a crawl space under the building. It was later determined that McClellan was a convicted felon.

He is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, 1st degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.