CPD: Man fired rifle at bar

By Riley Morningstar
and Lauren Pierce
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — A Pendleton man who claimed he was enlisted in the National Guard was arrested over the weekend after police said he fired gunshots out of his vehicle outside a bar in downtown Clemson.

Junior Estuardo Ortiz, 25, of Lakewood Drive, was charged with use of a firearm under the influence of alcohol. Ortiz was released from the Clemson City Jail on Sunday with a $2,000 personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear for a hearing at the Pickens County Courthouse on June 24.

Police responded to Backstreets Pub and Grill on Earle Street at

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