JJ spoke to Dent Anglin earlier this week about the eviction of some tenants from a convenience store he owns on Atkins Boulevard. The store was the subject of a protest as well as a WLBT story as Chirag Kharbanda and Desmond Brown popped up at that store.
These are the same guys that ran a convenience store on Northside Drive. The store was busted over a year ago for (allegedly) opium, stolen firearms, and stolen goods. A JPD officer was shot earlier this year. The city of Jackson and District Attorney went to court to get the store declared as a nuisance. They were run out of that store and popped up downtown on Capital Street trying to open either another store or a restaurant. That effort stalled soooo.............. Desmond and his posse invaded Adkins Boulevard.
However, Mr. Anglin recently evicted Kharbanda for non-payment of rent:
The former Jackson Ward 1 Councilman said he started eviction proceedings nearly two months ago but was told to avoid commenting on the matter by legal counsel until the tenant was evicted. He said Hinds County Constable Lawrence Funchess decided to hold a little press conference of his own at the gas station. He said Mr. Kharbanda stopped paying his rent so he is no longer a tenant. Mr. Anglin said he had not had any problems with the tenants other than the non-payment of rent.
JJ readers may remember the arrest file for Mr. Kharbanda that was posted last year.