William H. Mize Jr., 66, has a court date Thursday on charges of aggravated battery and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.
Police said Mize and his wife were sitting across from each other at the restaurant on Jan. 2 when the man reached into his front pants pocket and accidentally discharged a small pistol, striking his wife in the leg just above the knee. She was treated at a hospital and released.
Mize had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon but Kansas law does not allow people to carry concealed weapons if they are under the influence of alcohol. The Longbranch, 8600 Marshall Drive, serves alcohol.
This one will count as one of the supposedly highly rare incidents involving concealed carry permit holders. The reason, somehow the fact that he has a permit made it into the news.