Charges have been dropped against a man accused of striking another man in the head with a golf club during a fight last year outside Providence Road Sundries in Myers Park.
Konstandinos John “Dino” Drosinis, 25, was scheduled to go to trial later this month. But a search of court records on Monday showed the assault with a deadly weapon charge was dismissed.
“I never wanted any of this to happen,” Drosinis told the Observer on Monday. “I don’t want people to think I’m some kind of criminal.”
Police charged Drosinis with felony assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury after the May 25 brawl between two groups of friends leaving the bar/restaurant. Drosinis contended that he pulled out the golf club because he felt he was in danger.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 22-year-old Cameron Riggins sustained life-threatening head injuries when he was hit by a golf club.
Riggins couldn’t be reached for comment late Monday.
His friends told the Observer after the incident that a group of mostly Charlotte Country Day School graduates was leaving Providence Road Sundries on May 25 when Drosinis and two of his friends at the bar made “aggressive comments” toward women in Riggins’ group.
Riggins and his group left and several got into a car. But the friends said before the car could pull out of the parking lot, Drosinis and his two friends sat on the hood.
A shouting match followed and Drosinis and his friends jumped on and punched one member of the group, said Riggins’ friends. A full-blown fight broke out, ending with Riggins getting clubbed in the head and another friend getting his nose broken, the friends said.
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