State accuses Fort Bend residents of harboring criminal activity in Bellaire
Texas is seeking to shut down a Bellaire food mart over claims its Fort Bend owners and operators tolerate criminal activity at the store.
State of Texas filed an injunction on Monday, Feb. 20 in the Harris County District Court against Nik Business and Fort Bend residents Tuyet Nhung and Khuu Quang Dai, as owners and operators of food marts, one located at 11129 Albury Drive in Bellaire.
The State says the defendants maintain a public nuisance by tolerating criminal behavior, including illegal drug sales and aggravated robberies, at their food marts.
The suit alleges the Houston Police Department received more than 400 calls for service between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 30, 2011, at the two food mart locations. Officers made five narcotics arrests and one aggravated robbery arrest between Jan. 1, 2011, and Feb. 16, 2012, in the parking lot of Albury Food Mart alone, according to the release.
Texas is asking the court to shut down the businesses for one year, as well as court costs and attorney’s fees. Senior Assistant County Attorney Laura Cahill is managing the case.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-10296.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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