SHADYSIDE - Matt D. Coffland, the owner of the Tiger Pub in Shadyside and a Belmont County Commissioner and his son Matt B. Coffland are facing charges stemming from an Saturday, April 1 visit to Tiger Pub by officers from Ohio Liquor Control.
Both Coffland's are facing three misdemeanor charges: Obstructing Inspection or Search of Premises; Obstructing Justice and Obstructing Official Business.
The elder Coffland was unable to be reached for comment.
Matt B. Coffland stated late Friday that "they are charging us with a hindrance of an investigation because we announced over the loud speaker that liquor control agents were there," Coffland said. "They came in at 2 a.m. right when we were about to close."
The younger Coffland did not comment on reports his father was taken away in handcuffs by Liquor Control Agents while attending the Jamboree in the Hills late Friday night
No reports were available whether Matt D. Coffland was booked or hit with any additional charges Friday.
The initial charges from the April 1 incident were originally filed in Belmont County's Eastern Division Court on June 13 in front of Judge John Vavra.
However, the case will now be prosecuted by Special Prosecutor Tom Hampton and with Monroe County Judge James Peters hearing the case.