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Thursday, 02 August 2007 20:00

 Java Joe’s Coffee House in Lenoir was closed yesterday due to an incident involving a 20-year-old Boomer woman.

Lenoir Police officers were called to the café early yesterday- and found a mess on arrival. Latoya Lichelle Parker is alleged to have caused the mess- shattering the mahogany front door and turning over chairs and tables. Parker is also alleged to have busted coffee mugs and coffee bean jars, among other things. Parker has been charged with forcible trespass, breaking and entering and injury to real property. Damage at the café was estimated to be more than $8,400.

According to an employee, Parker came in just before the café opened, demanding to see an owner. She is then alleged to have started destroying property. Instead of calling an owner, the employee called 911.


The incident did not end at the coffee house. While in the Magistrate’s Office for processing, Parker went into a rage once more, allegedly running headfirst into a window. Officers had to physically restrain Parker, who broke the window on impact. Officers suspect substance abuse led to her behavior.


As for the coffee house? Business should resume today.
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