Club owner and city of Jonesboro in court

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Region 8 News is continuing to track the legal fight of a nightclub owner against the city of Jonesboro.

According to Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates, a Craighead County Judge heard oral arguments and instructed both Reginald Prunty of En'vision and the city of Jonesboro to enter court briefs.

Yates said the judge will render a decision based on that or add additional hearings if needed.

Prunty is suing the city for $1 million because he says its alcohol ordinance is not legal. The Jonesboro City Council's Public Safety Committee ordered the suspension of Club En'vision's alcohol license for 3 months back on November 16.

Prunty also claims the police and Chief Mike Yates have harassed him in the past. The court papers also state Prunty is not being treated fairly because of his race. Prunty is seeking damages of no less than $1,000,000.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any updates as soon as they become available.

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Private club owner, Reginald Prunty is suing the city of Jonesboro for $1,000,000.

In court documents filed in Craighead County Circuit Court, Prunty and his attorney argue that the city council is over stepping state law by suspending his license to sell alcohol at "Club En'vision" for 3 months. That decision was made November 16th, following several ABC violations.

Prunty also claims the police and Chief Mike Yates have harassed him in the past. The court papers also state Prunty is not being treated fairly because of his race. Prunty is seeking damages of no less than $1,000,000.

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