Local smoothie chain reopens after former owner was charged with rape

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)– Smoothie King locations in Dothan are reopening under new management after the former owner was booked in the Houston County Jail facing sex crimes.

According to a release from PR firm ABC Communications, the Smoothie Kings at 103 Apple Avenue and 1368 Westgate Parkway are reopening on Monday, February 5, under the ownership of the Brenan family, who own a Smoothie King location in Crestview, Florida.

The former owner, 48-year-old Jerald Reginal Clark, was arrested in late October and charged with rape and sodomy, both in the first degree.

After his arrest, both shop locations were closed, and Dothan Police told WDHN that investigators received allegations of Clark’s alleged crimes from several people.

Clark is facing a bond of $120,000, and court records show he has not been released from the Houston County Jail.

WDHN has reached out to Clark’s attorney, Derek Yarborough, for comment.

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