KATY, TX (KTRK) -- A dispute over a Facebook page ended with the jailing of an outspoken Katy man.
Jeremy Alcede, a former owner of the shooting center Tactical Firearms, was arrested Wednesday for contempt of court when he refused to hand over his Facebook page password. In a bankruptcy hearing, Alcede was ordered to turn it over to the new owners of his business.
You may remember Tactical Firearms as the store that displayed some political charged signage earlier this year. Alcede believes the online popularity he gained from those types of displays is why the new owners are seeking his Facebook page.
"When they said they wanted the Facebook, I explained to the attorney who was representing the company that there is no company Facebook page and there's just my personal page. And I asked her to convey that to the judge, and obviously it wasn't conveyed," Alcede said.
"At the point in time, he was an employee of the company and he was building that for the company regardless of who is owner or not," said John Boyert with the Boyert Shooting Center.
A judge has appointed a third party to tally the personal and business posts on that Facebook page to hopefully decide who owns it.
Former Katy firearms store owner arrested, held for 7 hours over Facebook page