Due to a Tennessee Department of Revenue investigation, former co-owner and chef of Wendell's World Beat Grill, Wendell Price Jr, was arrested May 20th in Texas.
Price is currently being held without bond and awaiting extradition to Tennessee.
In March, the Shelby County Grand Jury returned a 14-count indictment against Price, including at least one count of tax evasion and one count of theft of property valued between $10,000 and $60,000. Each count is a felony.
"Tennessee's tax structure depends on taxpayers voluntarily complying with the laws," state department of revenue commissioner Reagan Farr said in a released statement. "Taxpayers who collect but intentionally do not remit sales tax breach the public's trust. This arrest underscores our commitment to collecting all taxes due the state of Tennessee."
Price faces up to two year in prison for 13 of the 14 felony counts, and up to six years in prison for the felony theft charge.
Lisa Miller, co-owner of Wendell's, was arrested in April on similar charges.