Katy mother sues bar, bouncer over death of son www.privateofficer.com
Thelma Wheelis, on behalf of the deceased Jason Wayne Jefferson, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, May 2 in the Harris County District Court against Club Richs, Katy resident Cody Malloy, and 2401 San Jacinto Holdings, citing negligent hiring of employees, negligence and gross negligence.
Wheelis says on Feb. 27, Jefferson died at the hospital after a bouncer at Club Richs, located at 2401 San Jacinto, struck him in the head with a chain.
Jefferson arrived at the club Feb. 17 to celebrate his 40th birthday, paying a $25 cover charge to enter, according to the brief. The suit alleges when Jefferson waited by the door for a friend to move a car, Malloy, the bouncer, attacked him after demanding a second $25 cover charge to re-enter the club.
Wheelis is seeking damages and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Ronald Hood.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-25573.