Former Fat City owner facing prostitution, drug charges

Former Charlotte restaurateur accused of soliciting sex at new restaurant in South Carolina

by Matt Comer  Editor
Published: May 1, 2013 in News

Kenneth Carl Terry

Kenneth Carl Terry

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — The former owner of the popular NoDa restaurant Fat City Deli has been arrested and charged with four counts of solicitation for prostitution, according to a report from the Georgetown Times.

Kenneth Carl “K.C.” Terry, 46, was arrested on Tuesday at his restaurant, The Krazy Fish, at 619 Front St. in Georgetown, after a police investigation revealed that Terry had been soliciting for prostitution at the business.

“The allegations stem from the proposition of … teenage boys at the restaurant,” Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown told Georgetown Times reporter Scott Harper. “The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.”

Police say they have been investigating Terry and the restaurant for about a month. They would not divulge the ages of those whom Terry solicited but did say they were not minors. Had they been under 18, Terry would be facing charges of child solicitation.

Terry was also charged with simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The newspaper reports that more arrests are expected in the case.

Brown was not available to speak with qnotes for this report.

Terry once owned the popular Fat City Deli in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood, which opened in the early 1990s and closed around 2003.

For a short time, he was also a co-owner of the similarly-named Krazy Fish restaurant on Central Ave. He is no longer involved in the Charlotte business. Charlotte Krazy Fish owner Giorgio Prisco said he and Terry quit doing business together two years ago. Patrons at the Charlotte establishment have heard about the reports from South Carolina, Prisco said, but continue to be supportive of the Charlotte establishment.

For more information on the story, visit the Georgetown Times.