Crime

Beating at Kansas City Chubby’s restaurant leads to federal gun charge

Dwight E. Taylor Jr. and another man are accused of beating up someone at a Chubby’s restaurant in midtown Kansas City. Taylor also faces a federal gun charge.
Dwight E. Taylor Jr. and another man are accused of beating up someone at a Chubby’s restaurant in midtown Kansas City. Taylor also faces a federal gun charge.

Kansas City police recovered a bag full of guns and ammunition and arrested two men who allegedly beat up a midtown Kansas City restaurant patron.

One of those arrested, Dwight E. Taylor Jr., is now facing a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Taylor, 29, appeared on the charges Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.

The beating victim told police that he was eating at Chubby’s in the 3700 block of Broadway early Friday when Taylor walked up and asked, “What’s funny?” according to court documents.

When the victim answered, “Nothing,” he said Taylor began punching him in the face. Another man then grabbed the victim around the neck, and they fell to the ground.

Taylor kicked the victim in the face and head and said, “We are going to wait for you outside,” according to the allegations in the documents.

Police were called, and officers were talking to the victim when Taylor returned. As police arrested him, they reportedly found a .45-caliber handgun in his pocket.

They also found the other man allegedly involved in the beating in a nearby car. A duffel bag in the car contained several other firearms and ammunition, according to the documents.

Taylor has a prior conviction for involuntary manslaughter and cannot legally possess a firearm.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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