An attorney for the County Attorney’s Office in Harris County, Texas is suing the owner of a local truck stop for failing to stop the criminal activity that has been taking place at the location for the past few years. Apparently the local Sheriff’s office has been dispatched to the truck stop so many times that the state deemed it necessary to file a lawsuit to force the owners to remedy the situation.
Vince Ryan, the attorney prosecuting the case, stated that Key Truck Stop on I-10 East in Texas is a “common nuisance” which harbors criminal activity including “drug possession and delivery, robbery, aggravated assault, and prostitution.” Later in the petition (which you can view here), Ryan also claims that the truck stop may also be being used to manufacture controlled substances. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the owner of the property, Channelview Enterprises, Inc, has done nothing to take action against any criminal activity.
The County Attorney’s office is asking for a temporary injunction that would order the defendant to take steps to stop the crimes from occurring and pay a bond of between $5,000 and $10,000 to ensure compliance. If the defendant doesn’t fix the issue, the county attorney will sue to forfeit the bond and close the location for one year.
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