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Promoter Of July 4th Event At Texas World Speedway Arrested For Not Having A Mass Gathering Permit

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During the July 4th weekend, several thousand attended an event at the Texas World Speedway which came to an unscheduled end following gunfire.

A College Station man was arrested by the sheriff’s office for not having a mass gathering permit.

49 year old Marvin Scott is out of jail after posting a $2,000 dollar bond.

Brazos County sheriff’s deputy Nathan Dennis says they are still investigating how the disturbance started, which involved in one non-life threatening injury.

Dennis says an estimated 50 law enforcement officers responded, and they are still reviewing what happened.

Investigators are also still adding up the cost of the law enforcement response.

Click below for comments from Nathan Dennis, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.



Additional information from the Brazos County sheriff’s office:

On Saturday July 1, 2017, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at the Texas World Speedway, 17529 State Highway 6 in south Brazos County. There was an event being held at this location being called “Four Horseman Trail Ride and Campout.” In which there were several thousands in attendance.

During the investigation into this incident, it was discovered that Marvin Scott, the promoter of the event had an agreement with TWS (Texas World Speedway) Motorsports LLC on February 10, 2017. Mr. Scott promoted the event on Facebook as the 4Horsemen 16th Annual Campout and Tail Ride at Texas World Speed Way. Through research it was found that Mr. Scott did not receive a Mass Gathering Permit through Brazos County.

On August 4, 2017, a warrant of arrest was issued for Mr. Scott for the offense of Promote Mass Gathering without Permit. On August 7, 2017, Mr. Scott was arrested on this warrant. This case has subsequently been transferred to the Brazos County Attorney’s Office.

Promote Mass Gathering without Permit: Sec. 751.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) “Mass gathering” means a gathering:

(A) that is held outside the limits of a municipality;

(B) that attracts or is expected to attract: (i) more than 2,500 persons; or (ii) more than 500 persons, if 51 percent or more of those persons may reasonably be expected to be younger than 21 years of age and it is planned or may reasonably be expected that alcoholic beverages will be sold, served, or consumed at or around the gathering; and

(C) at which the persons will remain: (i) for more than five continuous hours; or (ii) for any amount of time during the period beginning at 10 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m.

(2) “Person” means an individual, group of individuals, firm, corporation, partnership, or association.
(3) “Promote” includes organize, manage, finance, or hold.
(4) “Promoter” means a person who promotes a mass gathering.

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Posted by on Aug 8 2017. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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