Sinsations Promoter Fined

A Tennessee club promoter pleaded guilty to a charge of deceiving the public after advertising police would provide security at a July 13 event that ended with a man being killed.

Tobious Blackwell entered the plea Aug. 15 in Jackson City Court to a charge of deceptive business practices for posting in his Club Sinsations event ad on Facebook and Twitter that outside security was “provided by JPD.”

Authorities said the club’s owner requested a special patrol the night of the party rather than security.

A man was found shot and lying on the pavement of the club’s parking lot in the early morning hours following the event.

He later died. Blackwell initially told the Jackson Sun he posted on his fliers that police would be patrolling just to keep troublemakers away from the event. Under the guilty plea, a judge ordered Blackwell to pay a $350 fine.