Owens ejectment case continued

Oct. 22, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

The Rutherford County Airport Authority's case against County Commission Chairman Julius Owens has been continued for another week.

Rutherford County Small Claims Magistrate Bryan Smith ordered the case continued after a five minute hearing Tuesday morning at the Rutherford County Courthouse.

The Authority filed a summary ejectment case — or eviction — against Owens and his wife Wanda and asked the court to rule for an immediate vacating of the property purchased by the Authority in June.

Owens' attorney, Bob Wolfe, asked for the continuance at the onset of the hearing.

"They are in the process of moving and have actually started moving this past weekend," Wolfe said. "They are making efforts to get off the property."