Judge signs order, closing nightclub amid violent activities

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – A chancery judge has signed a temporary restraining order, shutting down a nightclub amid security concerns.

The Hattiesburg American reports Chancery Judge Johnny L. Williams signed the restraining order Thursday against Club Memories.

District Attorney Patricia Burchell said in a news release she filed a petition requesting the order after repeated violent activities occurring at the nightclub.

According to the document, there have been two murders at Club Memories within the last six months. On Dec. 6, 36-year-old Kenneth Smith was shot in an altercation in the club’s parking lot. He later died at a hospital. In July, 17-year-old Jabarri Goudy was also shot in the parking lot before dying at a hospital.

A future hearing will determine if and when the club will reopen.