Bar where 14-year-old was assaulted has history of complaints
MILWAUKEE -- Harold Jewell stepped before a court commissioner for the first time since his arrest. Jewell is charged with second degree assault of a child and physical abuse of a child.
The I-Team first told you how police say Jewell brought the 14-year-old girl to Glory Daaze Bar at North 42nd Street and West Burleigh Street. The criminal complaint said Jewell told the teen he was the owner of the bar, but he’s only the owner’s brother and a bar employee.
The complaint claims Jewell got the child past security where they had a few drinks. While leaving the courtroom, Jewell avoided our questions. The complaint accused the 48-year-old of going upstairs to an apartment, raping the child, and then beating her with plywood.
The teen escaped by jumping off an upper balcony.
“He's going to deny these allegations,” said Patrick Brennan, Jewell’s attorney.
When asked if Jewell brought the teen into the bar, Brennan refused to answer any other questions.
But one alderman did speak out. “This bar seems to be out of control in my opinion,” explained Alderman Joe Dudzik.
In late July, the Milwaukee Common Council voted to suspend the bar’s license for 45 days. The suspension will begin on September 16th. Dudzik sits on the license committee and now says it’s time to possibly revoke the bar’s license entirely.
“Until you brought it to me I wasn’t aware of it,” said Dudzik.
The I-Team picked through a more than 100 page file. It details the many problems associated with Glory Daaze. Included are complaints, police reports, and incidents dating back a couple of years.
Among those are the fatal June 20, 2013 shooting where Milwaukee Police shot an armed man near the bar. Dudzik said since he sits on the license committee it wouldn’t be right for him to bring the re-examination back to the committee, but he hopes another alderman would.
“I think there’s a lack of concern of the going on and happenings at this bar.”
The attorney for Jewell is also representing Glory Daaze. He had no comment regarding the bar’s future. The owner of Glory Daaze did not return any calls.