Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Judge declares convenience store a public nuisance

The city of Jackson issued the following press release:

"Today, a hearing took place in front of the Honorable Chancellor Denise Sweet-Owens regarding the request filed by the District Attorney of Hinds County and the Jackson's City Attorney's Office to declare 905 West Northside Drive convenience store a public nuisance, as well as the placement of a preliminary injunction against use of the property. The defendants conceded to the issuance by the Court of a temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction from use of the property, and further agreed that continued operations of the property would further harm the citizens of Jackson. Defense Counsel, Dale Danks, Jr., stated to the Court that the property had become a "magnet for a variety of illegal activities", and the safety of the citizens of Jackson and their community is top priority. The temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction went into effect immediately, and will be enforced until further order from the Chancery Court of Hinds County, MS."

Kingfish note:  Mr. Desmond is moving into a property on Capital Street (between Farish and Lamar streets) .  He will supposedly open a bbq facility. 


Anonymous said...

Ben Allen and his group better move quickly to keep that piece of trash from opening ANYTHING downtown. All it will take is for him to open to drive one of the last nails through the coffin lid of downtown.

Anonymous said...

That is great news! Desmond and his clientele will be a wonderful positive addition to the burgeoning scene in downtown Jackson!!!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with downtown? You do realize a lot of people live downtown and many developments are happening down there. I swear you Jackson-bashers will find anything about Jackson to bitch about.

Anonymous said...

So . . . after multiple recent arrests, I’m assuming Mr. Desmond is still in this story because he’s bonded out on all charges ?

Is he really the owner of said convenience store or just a “manager” ?

Who was the Capitol Street store owner that started babbling at the local camera man & reporter to "get off my property” when questioned ?

Without a viewers guide, I’m really getting confused with the side story on the ‘Game of Thugs”.

Anonymous said...

Yep, plenty of people live downtown . . . in Smith park.

Anonymous said...

Our Supreme Court has high standard for declaration of nuisance. Case earlier this year out of McComb where Exxon had 84+ alligators on property next to landowner.

Court ruled the corporate-owned alligators were not a nuisance.

Roach Patrol said...

What was the point of defendants hiring Dale Danks only to have him agree with the public nuisance claim?

So, this band of miscreant roaches (estimated some nights at 200) will scatter now? Or will they simply 'cruise' at a new venue - Perhaps near Char on 55 Frontage or McDade's in Fondren or Krystal on North State?

Anonymous said...

why stop with that one store? I could point out hundreds..

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with a moratorium on any new or relocation of convenience stores. Oh, that's right, it would "infringe" on someone's civil rights. How come Rankin and Madison counties can do it. Maybe they don't want to put up with the hassle.

Anonymous said...

Desmond is already going to be a huge lift to Uncle Ben's PR efforts for downtown.

Anonymous said...

Most gas stations in jackson are nasty. Needs to be ordinances on the looks of all of em.

Words Have Meaning said...

Last week this blogsite (and Stokes) pried loose the fact that Desmond is not an owner of this store, only a manager. Now it's claimed that he IS an owner, a co-owner. Was this blogsite correct last week or is it correct today?

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