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The owner of a Crainville establishment faces charges after a disturbance

A mugshot of John D. Thomas
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept.
John D. Thomas

The owner of a Williamson County establishment has been arrested after a disturbance early Sunday morning at the Crainville location.

The business is commonly referred to as a “hookah” bar.

When deputies arrived they observed a large, unruly crowd in the parking lot that tried to obstruct their efforts to restore order.

Sheriff Jeff Diedrich learned the owner of the business was John D. Thomas, who has past weapons offenses.

While speaking to Thomas outside in the parking lot a new disturbance broke out inside the business.

Thomas reportedly became agitated and he threatened Sheriff Diedrich, who arrested him for threatening a public official.

During this incident and others at this location, law enforcement observed patrons who appeared intoxicated, along with the strong odor of cannabis.

The sheriff said this continues a pattern where unlicensed establishments, operating during the early morning hours, combined with large crowds result in disturbance calls.

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