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Store owner arrested after minor with beer assaults deputy

Store owner arrested after minor with beer assaults deputy
Trinity County
CrimeWatch

POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 2:22pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:55am

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.

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Oh... so 20 years old is a 'minor'?

Yea yea 21 is the age for booze but I doubt you can tell if he is 20 or 21 or 22.

So you can get him in the Marines to kill at the governments behest at age 18, but no booze till 21.

Yes 21 ! That's the law. Depending on where your stationed in the USMC depends on if you can drink or not. Depends on local laws where your at. If you don't like the laws in your area, have them changed. This person started fighting with law enforcement while drinking at age 20, you think we should have it lowered to 18 to see what he would have done at that age?

"Yes 21, that's the law" . - You make me sick. We're not so ignorant that we don't understand changing what is law is tougher than putting boots on an alligator. We changed the law nationally during Viet-Nam, but once national govt. saw a way to make parents accountable for an 18 -20 yr. old credit card bill the "Law" quickly changed. As you see O'care advances this "minor" status to 26. I know guys who fought in Fallujah and Ramadi who were denied a glass of beer at dinner by punks like you.

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