The owner of a chain of several Mexican restaurants including one in Richmond Hill and a planned location in Hinesville will have a bond hearing Friday, according to court records available on the Chatham County Court’s website.
The man, Adolfo Mitchell, was arrested on a bench warrant May 1 after he was indicted April 24 on several weapons and drug charges apparently stemming from a traffic stop in March 2018 in Chatham County.
The charges include possession of marijuana, furnishing a weapon to a minor and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Online court records show Mitchell was also charged with DUI and speeding during the 2018 stop. Those cases have already been closed, according to the Chatham Court’s website.
Mitchell, whose popular restaurant chain Flacos Tacos was named the Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business of the Year, lives in Effingham County.
He has restaurants in Savannah and Pooler as well as Richmond Hill and was planning to open one soon in Hinesville.