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Local restaurant owner accused of theft blames former business partner

Posted at 6:11 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 07:11:48-04

A restaurant owner who became well known for his outreach after Hurricane Harvey will appear before a judge today.

Billy Joe Wilson, owner of Billy Joe’s Craft House, has been indicted on two state jail felony counts of theft.

The charges stem from a restaurant in Port Aransas Wilson owned back in 2017, named “Eats”.

In a post on Facebook,  Wilson says he’s innocent and calls this an attempt by a former business partner  to ruin his reputation and new business.

Wilson faces up to four years in prison, if convicted.