COLUMBIA — Neither Quinton's Bar and Deli nor Harpo's can destroy any visual or audio evidence from the day Kelsi Poe fell from an interior stairwell in Quinton's, according to a temporary restraining order extended by Boone County Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton on Monday.
Hamilton granted a request by Poe and her father, Morris Poe, to extend until Oct. 8 a restraining order originally granted on Sept. 17, Ron Netemeyer, the Poes' attorney, said.
Court documents regarding the request for the restraining order state that Kelsi Poe fell after spending time at Harpo's and at Quinton's on Sept. 4. The petition states that the loss of evidence — including video, still images or audio — from either bar would cause "immediate and irreparable injury, loss and damage" to the plaintiffs.
Poe was in critical condition for weeks after the fall but now is in serious condition at University Hospital. Her blood alcohol content was reported to be 0.32 at the time of the accident.
Netemeyer said that neither Poe nor Poe's family has filed a lawsuit.
There will be a hearing regarding a request for a permanent injunction on Oct. 8.