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Spokane Valley sues company owned by felons

October 5, 2016 GMT

A company owned by two convicted felons arrested for child molestation in February has been sued by the city of Spokane Valley for money owed under the company’s exclusive contract to provide catering services at the CenterPlace events facility.

Cobblestone Catering and Events, owned by Jason and Kellie Hoy, got the exclusive contract in early 2015 and held it until the city terminated it shortly after their arrests in February. Two teenage girls reported that both the Hoys sexually molested them.

The contract with Cobblestone Catering called for the company to pay the city a commission of a certain percentage of all food and alcohol sales at CenterPlace. The city states in the lawsuit that the city never received its commission of $15,000 for October 2015 through February.

The lawsuit also alleges the Hoys kept more than $23,000 in deposits that clients paid them in advance for events scheduled to occur after the contract was canceled. The city had to honor those deposits and paid that money to the new caterer the city hired so the scheduled events could continue, the lawsuit states.

Jason Hoy is also facing multiple charges of assault for deliberately ramming five vehicles in downtown Spokane in February. He was tackled by bystanders before police arrived and is accused of biting one of the bystanders. All the cases are currently set for trial on Oct. 24.

In 2003, Jason Hoy pleaded guilty to 14 charges including burglary and possession of stolen property.

Kellie Hoy previously pleaded guilty to a single charge of second-degree burglary.