Rumrunner's Corporation Charged in Assault
Bouncer charged also
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage Grand Jury indicted the company that owns the Fourth Avenue bar Rumrunner's as well as a bouncer who works there with a variety of charges related to an assault by 39-year-old bouncer Murville L. Lampkin.
On October 22, 2011, police received a complaint from a man that his drunk friend had been handcuffed and taken to Rumrunner's basement by several bouncers, and feared for his safety. Police arrived and found that 26-year-old Johnny Brown had facial injuries indicating he'd been assaulted.
The Grand Jury charged Lampkin with second-degree assault.
AB&M Enterprises, Incorporated, the corporation that owns Rumrunner's, was indicted for second-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and two counts of falsifying business records.
It's rare for a corporation to be charged with assault, but according to Anchorage police, in Alaska a corporation can be held criminally responsible for criminal acts by employees. The penalty can be a fine of up to $2,500,000 and probationary terms.
The other charges against the corporation resulted from the deletion of a video of the assault and what police call discrepancies in the business records kept by the corporation.
APD believes there may be more victims of assault by Rumrunner's bouncers, and are asking that any such victims call Officer Jennifer Haywood at 786-8773.