Authorities on Friday padlocked the doors of a Burke County motel where law officers and fire and rescue responded to 754 rape, drug, assault and other calls over 11 years.
The Burke County District Attorney’s Office wants Lowman’s Motor Court on U.S. 70 East in Hildebran declared a public nuisance because of a ‘‘breach of peace.” The motel will remain padlocked until Hulden and Linda Toney, who own the motel, appear at a March 6 court hearing.
A breach of peace is “a repeated and continued disturbance of the public,” the district attorney’s office said Friday.
At 10:20 a.m. Friday, about 25 Burke County deputies arrived at the motel and went to each of the 31 rooms to tell the 15 adult occupants to vacate the property. A man and two women were arrested on drug paraphernalia possession charges.