A Mid-Michigan business known for a history of illegal activity is now facing the prospect of being shut down once again after a slew of crimes were reported over the past year.
A new lawsuit filed by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is seeking to close the Home Town Inn on Miller Road in Flint Township.
Since August of last year, 130 crimes have reportedly been committed there with police being called to the business more than 400 times.
"We believe they are creating a public nuisance in the Charter Township of Flint," Leyton said.
The lawsuit is aimed at shutting down the inn for one year. Leyton said the business is a hotbed for crime.
"Since August of 2018, the Home Town Inn has been the site of regularly occurring prostitution activity, regular narcotics activity, armed violence, disorderly activities, a variety of other crimes and disturbances. The Home Town Inn has been the site of unsanitary conditions and dangerous conditions for children," Leyton said.
TV5 reached out to the owner for comment, but have not heard back.
Leyton was able to get the Home Town Inn shut down for three months in 2015. At that time, an agreement known as a paper padlock was reached. That allowed the Home Town Inn to reopen and continue operations as long as certain conditions were met.
Four years later, Leyton said the Home Town Inn has fallen short.
"There will be no settlement this time around. There will be no paper padlock this time around. We are prepared to take this case to trial if that's what's necessary. And our goal is to padlock that facility for the maximum penalty, which is one year under Michigan law," Leyton said.