Store owner arrested after minor with beer assaults deputy
POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 2:22pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:55am
Groveton, Texas (KETK) — A small town grocery store owner is behind bars after an underage suspect admitted to being sold alcohol from his business more than once.
According to Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace, Cho Thoi Huynh, who owns One Stop Grocery, was arrested Wednesday for selling to a minor.
The incident came to light Tuesday night after a concerned parent reported his son, who is underage, had been sold alcohol.
At around 11 p.m., Shelby Wainwright, 20, was found by deputies sitting in a vehicle drinking beer outside the One Stop. When authorities approached him, he was not cooperative and began struggling with them.
During the scuffle, Wainwright elbowed a deputy in his eye before being subdued. The officer was later taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.
After Wainwright was taken to jail, he admitted to law enforcement Huynh had sold him beer on two occasions that day. The owner was charged with two counts of selling alcohol to a minor.
A complaint has been filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and they will be investigating the matter further.
According to Sheriff Wallace, the same store was caught selling to minors about a year ago.