It took a Benton County Superior Court jury about 45 minutes on Thursday to deliberate and return a guilty verdict against Matthew Hibbard, the general manager and head of security at Jack Didley's in Kennewick. He has been convicted of third-degree assault with aggravating circumstance. Close to midnight on July 4, 2012, a drunk and belligerent patron, Ben Ensign, was dropped on his head outside
On Tuesday, witnesses took to the stand during one of the most talked about criminal cases in the Tri-Cities this past year. Jack Didley's night club general manager and head of security, Mathew Hibbard, is being charged with third-degree assault with aggravating circumstances after, as one witness said, he "forcefully dropped" Ben Ensign onto his head outside of the night club.
Kennewick Police are charging night club Jack Didley's bouncer Matthew Hibbard with third-degree assault with aggravated injuries for his treatment of Ben Ensign on July 4.
Ensign went to the club after watching a fireworks show. Bouncers asked him to leave for disruptive behavior...