Business owner under investigation
By Clint Parker
Weaverville – The Weaverville Police Department has confirmed that it is investigating a local Weaverville business owner for “criminal misconduct.”
“The Weaverville Police Department has received several complaints about criminal misconduct by the owners and operators of Blake Terry Auctions at 285 N. Main Suite 4, Tri-City Plaza in Weaverville,” said a statement from Weaverville Chief Greg Stephens. “These incidents are all under investigation [by Detective Alan Wyatt].” Stephens added that his, “...department is dedicated in seeking justice for these crimes.”
Repeated phone calls to the number on the banner outside Terry’s auction house went straight to a recorded message that said, “I’m sorry the party you are trying to reach has not set up [a] voice mail...” Several days into the investigation of the matter by the Tribune, we were contacted by Mr. Terry, who said he wanted to talk with us, but had to speak with his lawyer first to see what he could say, from the conversation with Mr. Terry the Tribune determined that he did owe at least one party money. He had not called us back as of press time.
The Tribune spoke with other business owners in the Tri-City Plaza who say they recently saw Terry at his business with a U-Haul. When the Tribune stopped by their location we found the doors locked and the showroom, where auctions were held, bare.
The Tribune has since learned that the crimes being investigated have to do with Terry’s failure to pay clients and several bad checks according to phone calls we have received from alleged injured parties.
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