Avalon, Two Rivers manager quits after escapade

The general manager of Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theatre resigned Tuesday, one day after he was found naked and intoxicated in downtown Grand Junction.

Theron LaFountain resigned for “personal reasons,” according to Sam Rainguet, spokeswoman for the city of Grand Junction.

No other information regarding his resignation was released. LaFountain could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

On Monday, LaFountain, 33, was ticketed on suspicion of indecent exposure at the Greyhound bus station, 230 S. Fifth St., after Grand Junction police were called to the station just after 4 a.m.

Bus station employees directed officers to the women’s restroom, where they found a naked LaFountain sitting on the floor with a pile of clothes on the floor next to him. An officer wrote in a report that LaFountain had bloodshot and watery eyes, smelled strongly of alcohol and seemed confused.

The officer, who instructed LaFountain to get dressed, said it took LaFountain multiple attempts to dress himself. When asked what substance he was under the influence of, LaFountain replied “alcohol” and indicated he had consumed a large amount, the report said.

When asked multiple times why he had been naked, LaFountain claimed unknown people had stripped him of his clothes, the report said.

Witnesses in the lobby of the bus station indicated LaFountain had been unconscious on a bench and that he urinated on himself, fell off the bench, went into the women’s restroom and returned to the lobby naked, the report said.

Police issued LaFountain a summons, which he refused to sign. He was then taken to Colorado West Regional Mental Health’s detoxification center, where a test revealed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.202 percent. Colorado West staff called police about 10 minutes after police left, indicating LaFountain had refused to stay at the facility and left, the report said.

LaFountain was hired to run Two Rivers and the Avalon last fall.


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