KETR Local
6:36 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Guilty plea heard in Greenville private bar case

Greenville – A guilty plea is heard in a Greenville private bar case. Sales of beer and wine are now legal at Greenville stores, but they weren't last June when Jessie Bennie Williams apparently planned to run his own bar.

Williams, of Greenville, pleaded guilty during a hearing Wednesday to a felony charge for allegedly having enough alcohol in his possession to open a private club in a dry area. It was the third time Williams has been so charged in the past 33 years. Under a plea bargain arrangement Williams was placed on two years of deferred adjudication probation and fined $500.

When arrested last June, Greenville Police reportedly found Williams in possession of 60 cans of Budweiser beer, 120 cans of Bud Light beer and 45 cans of Colt 45 malt liquor.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports.