More Details Unveiled in Arrest of Avalon Theatre General Manager
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- New details are emerging about the incident that led up to the resignation of the general manager of the Avalon Theatre and the Two Rivers Convention Center.
Officials with the city of Grand Junction say Theron Lafountain resigned earlier this week, citing personal reasons.
According to a Grand Junction Police report, Lafountain was taken into custody early Monday morning after police received a call that he was walking around nude inside the Greyhound bus station on Fifth Street and Ute Avenue.
Greyhound customers told police that Lafountain had passed out on a bench in the lobby and then headed to the restrooms, only to return back to the lobby without clothes on.
When police arrived, they found Lafountain sitting on the floor of the women's restroom, naked, with a pile of clothes next to him. According to police documents, Lafountain was incoherent and smelled of alcohol.
Lafountain was cited for indecent exposure and served with a summons, but he refused to sign it.
Officials say he was then transported for detox to Colorado West Mental Health, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.20.
According to a Grand Junction city spokesperson, Debbie Kovalik, director of the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau, will step in as acting manager for the time being.