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Police Department Padlocks Local Business

Posted 11-01-19.

Sevierville Police Department community resource officers, patrol officers and detectives enforced a padlock order at Glow Sky Lounge and Bar, 2004 Red Bank Road, yesterday afternoon, Thursday, October 31, 2019.

A padlock order was issued late Thursday morning declaring that the business was a public nuisance. SPD officers closed the business the same day at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 

“Our officers, along with the Attorney General’s Office, worked long and hard to investigate resident concerns and obtain the padlock order,” said SPD Chief Joseph Manning. “We take quality of life issues concerning our residents seriously.”

SPD Community Resource officers conducted a lengthy investigation after receiving numerous complaints from residents who live near the business. Resident complaints included excessive noise, traffic and crime allegedly caused by the business and their patrons. Officers responded to a large number of calls and conducted extra patrols in the area over the past several months.

Assistant Attorney General Ron Newcomb, representing Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, worked with officers towards obtaining the order, which was signed by Circuit Court Judge James Gass.

The padlock order is temporary, pending a hearing that has been set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Sevier County Courthouse. Residents who feel they have been affected by the business are encouraged to attend.