Parties in case over false imprisonment reach settlement

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 6, 2012, 2:50am

GALVESTON - Two parties in a July 2011 lawsuit arising from false imprisonment had their joint motion for a take nothing judgment approved by a local visiting judge.

Judge Frank S. Carmona issued an order in favor of Brazoria County resident Jacob Mook and Galveston local Henry Glamann's five-page motion on Feb. 22, closing the case of more than six months.

In court documents entered July 11 before the Galveston County 56th District Court, Mook accused Glamann of holding him and his family at gunpoint during an emergency stop near his home on March 26, 2011.

The original petition explained that Mook and his family were on their way home from a recreational trip just as his young daughter announced that she needed to use the restroom.

According to the suit, the plaintiff pulled the vehicle over to a location close to Glamann's residence, but not on his property, so the young girl can use the family's portable potty.

The suit stated the family waited about 10 minutes on the shoulder of the road for the child when the defendant approached them with a loaded revolver and prevented them from leaving. The suit states Mook tried to explain their presence to the homeowner to no avail.

Galveston Police later arrived to release the plaintiff and his family, who were reportedly shaken by the incident.

Glamann challenged Mook's claims, which he labeled "frivolous, brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment," in a five-page original petition filed Aug. 22.

The men's motion said they reached an amicable resolution.

Case No. 11-cv-1134

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