HOUSTON - A temporary restraining order last week against the southeast Houston bar Bombshells that prosecutors said has a history of serving alcohol to minors and intoxicated people was upheld.
A judge Monday denied a motion by Bombshells, located at 12810 Gulf Freeway near Fuqua Street, to dissolve the order. Bombshells was named in court records last week that called the establishment a nuisance.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg called the bar a "crime factory," saying the court order requires the bar to close at 9 p.m. and not serve alcohol for the next 14 days.
The bar's ownership said last week it chose to close the location instead of just sell food.
“This is one of the worst offenders in Harris County,” said Assistant Harris County District Attorney Sean Teare.
DOCUMENT: Court records filed by prosecutors
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According to court records, the bar has been linked to several driving-while-intoxicated cases, two of which involved serious bodily injury. One of the cases resulted in a Houston police officer being seriously injured, according to records.
Prosecutors said in the documents that at least 90 people have been arrested at the business since it opened.
The petition filed in court outlines the criminal cases filed against patrons or employees connected to the establishment.
“We’re talking about a person being shot to death in the parking lot. We’re talking about a number of other shootings that have occurred here," Teare said.
Aggravated robberies, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, drug cases from people snorting cocaine in a bathroom stall. Anything you can think of in the past three and half years has occurred here.
“We're trying to stop the carnage that results from many intoxicated people leaving Bombshells or at Bombshells hurting other people," Ogg said.
Ogg said the court action is a result of a task force dedicated to getting at the source of alcohol-related crimes.
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