La Parranda In Antioch Raided, Padlocked

Posted at 2:44 PM, May 07, 2016

An after hours club has been raided and padlocked after authorities said it was the scene of repeated violent acts.

La Parranda in the 2000 block of Antioch Pike was declared a public nuisance and padlocked early Saturday morning.

Authorities said it has been the scene of a homicide, cocaine distribution, and unlawful alcohol sales.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department raided and padlocked the business under an order from Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier.

That order has prohibited the owners, Jose Fransisco VallaFranco-Amaya and Ernestina Majia-Caballero, and anyone else associated with them from entering the business until a hearing has been held at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said they had to  padlock the business during the early morning hours since La Parranda typically does not close until after 6 a.m.

The investigation into the business lasted several months as undercover detectives showed La Parranda posed a hazard to customers and the city.

According to officers, they’ve responded to 67 calls for service from January 1, 2015 to April 4, 2016, including a homicide, shootings, domestic disturbances, fights, disorderly conduct, and drug sales and possession.

In the early morning hours of January 1, 30-year-old Jorge Lizanna was fatally wounded in the parking lot of the club. According to reports, Lizanna’s friend, 25-year-old Jesus Reyes-Pablo, got out of Lizanna’s car and fired shots into the air.

That prompted security guards to open fire, but officials said the investigation into who fatally wounded Lizanna was ongoing.

Authorities confirmed cocaine was being sold and used inside the business, and they added alcohol was being served afterhours without permits. La Parranda was also operating in violation of Metro codes.
Officials provided the following list of the 67 dispatched calls for service:

  • 11 - Request Officer for Investigation or Assistance
  • 4 - Disorderly Person
  • 2 - Domestic Disturbance
  • 15 - Fight or Assault
  • 2 - Criminal vice Activity
  • 6 - Armed Subject
  • 3 - Shots Fired
  • 1 - Traffic Collision with Injury
  • 2 - Person Shot

During the same time period as the 67 call for service, officials confirmed the fire department was requested to respond 13 times.