The Gulfport house of Father Jesus has been condemned.
Gulfport police arrived on the assets on Wednesday to filter citizens and fee Father Jesus with running a trade with no license, in addition to construction code violations, fireplace code violations, and basic unsafe prerequisites. Jesus was once operating a boarding space in the house, town officers stated.
Gulfport Police Division spokesman Sgt. Jason DuCré stated police had long past to the home to execute the warrant for the violations.
Gulfport communications and advertising and marketing officer Jase Payne stated the code violations incorporated:
Gulfport Zoning Ordinance Room Area Boarding
World Residential Code
Violation of 101 Lifestyles Protection Code
Violation of Privilege Tax Provisions
Fireplace code violations incorporated problems with “electric apparatus, wiring and hazards.”
“Because of the character of the violations, the occupants … had been required to depart the premises,” Payne stated.
Payne stated Father Jesus were processed and launched on his personal recognizance.
On Tuesday, Gulfport police showed a 40-year-old guy were discovered lifeless in his room throughout the citadel. DuCré stated there’s no police investigation into the loss of life, which Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer stated was once now not suspicious.
In September 2017, Harold Ray Laster, Jr. legally modified his title to Father Jesus. The next spring, he sought after to construct a church that will appear to be a citadel on Alabama Road, for his faith “The Saints of the Maximum Top.” However the Gufport Making plans Fee denied his zoning request.
In 2020, Father Jesus secured allows from town to build a citadel facade of plywood for his space on eleventh Side road. He informed the Solar Bring in he built two-story battlements, now not hooked up to the home, in order that he may glance out on the Mississippi Sound.
On the time, the Solar Bring in reported that town had inspected the facade a couple of occasions and made up our minds it was once as much as code.
“If you need your own home to appear to be a citadel and reside within the town of Gulfport, you may have a proper to do it,” City Building Director Greg Pietrangelo stated. “ . . . We’re now not the gorgeous police.”
On Thursday morning, an orange understand was once stapled to the pale flag of Israel putting subsequent to the construction’s door.
“Threat — Stay Out,” it stated. “THIS BUILDING IS UNSAFE AND ITS USE or OCCUPANCY HAS BEEN PROHIBITED BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL.”
Two other people knocked at the entrance door of the condemned house Thursday morning. No person replied, and the boys left.