An Ector County Gentleman’s Club with a history of crime is catching the eye of law enforcement and former employees.
The Jaguars Gentleman’s Club in East Ector County had a shooting death there over the weekend.
We caught up with a former employee there, who said the place is corrupt from the inside out.
“I worked for Jaguars for two and a half years and I know the crooked activity that goes on behind the scenes,” Former Jaguars Security Guard James Jones said. “They just bring trouble. They don’t care. They care about making money and that’s all it is.”
Over the weekend Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said Jaguars saw its sixth crime of the year, which left one man dead and another in critical condition following an argument in the parking lot.
“Any business, if it’s doing things that’s causing trouble for the citizens, then we don’t want them here,” said Donaldson.
Donaldson said he doesn’t want Jaguars in Ector County, after the latest death, bringing it to two deaths there in as many years.
“Are the people in the Permian Basin going to quit going there, who are already going there? No,” Donaldson said. “But if you want it to close, that’s the best way in the world to get people to not go there and they don’t make any money, so they’ll leave.”
Jones couldn’t agree more.
“We just need to get it out of Odessa,” Jones said. “The crime’s going to keep happening as long as it’s here. It hasn’t stopped in the last two or three years. So what makes people think it’s going to stop now?”
We reached out to Jaguars for comment, but they declined to do so.