Texas Department of Licensing and Regulatory Announcement Monday that Jody Wade Enterprises of Wichita Falls is no longer licensed to operate in Texas.
This list includes a cease and desist order against Jody Wade Enterprises and other companies in September and October 2021 to “protect consumers and protect public health and safety.”
Jody Wade Enterprises had his Vehicle Storage Facility (VSF) license revoked and fined $ 11,500 as of October 25.
TDLR stated that a vehicle stored at the facility was used for personal or business purposes without the owner’s consent. Additionally, they said Jody Wade Enterprises failed to send a required notice to a vehicle title holder.
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TDLR’s complaint against the company said it “failed to conduct vehicle storage operations with honesty, reliability and integrity.”
TDLR urges consumers not to hire unauthorized service providers as this can endanger your health and property.
State license holders must pass exams in their field, be aware of state laws, and undergo criminal background checks.
Some service providers are also required to have insurance to cover damage that may occur while working on the property.
Over the past few years, Jody Wade has had several run-ins with the law, both personally and professionally.
Wade had a towing contract for the city of Wichita Falls from 2013 to 2018 before the contract was renewed and the city left with another company.
In November 2017, he was convicted of a Class A felony for driving while intoxicated and carrying a weapon illegally.
In 2019, two Wade-owned restaurants – Crawdaddy’s and Angus Burgers – closed.
In July 2019, Wade was arrested and charged with public intoxication while allegedly intoxicated, left United Regional Hospital against a doctor’s advice, and was found by police. .
In February 2020, Wade
announced that he was ceasing his activities of his towing business, Big Daddy’s Towing & Recovery.
A bank made foreclosure sales on February 4 on four of Wade’s properties, including its Wichita Falls home and former head office and the former Big Daddy’s Towing & Recovery location at 3100 Armory Road.
Wade had a
additional burden of hindering a secured creditor property valued at $ 300,000 or more in connection with an incident on May 14 in Wichita Falls.
In that May incident, Wade allegedly removed a heavy tow truck, which was listed as collateral with the bank, his former company, and had the bed removed at a truck store.
In August 2020,
FirstCaptial Bank of Texas filed a complaint against Wade individually with two of his companies.
That same month,
Wade was arrested in Washington DC for carrying an unlicensed pistol near the White House.
In September, while Wade was in jail for firearms, the Fort Worth Second Court of Appeal
dismissed his appeal in the trial.
Court records show that Jody Wade Enterprises filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2020, which was later converted to Chapter 7 bankruptcy in August 2021. This case ended in September 2021.
Another case against Jody Wade Enterprises was converted from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to 7 in August and a 341 meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10.
Collins Motor Company, LLC, owned by Wade, also experienced
Wisconsin Bankruptcy that was converted to Chapter 7 in August 2021. A 341 meeting for this matter will also be held on Wednesday, November 10.