Airport Authority seeking ejectment to remove Owens from property

Oct. 07, 2013 @ 08:14 PM

Following a 25-minute closed session, the Rutherford County Airport Authority voted unanimously to seek a summary ejectment against County Commission Chairman Julius Owens and his wife Wanda.

Owens continues to live on property purchased by the Airport Authority in June.

Under the terms of the purchase contract — which was valued at $300,000 — Owens had 90 days to vacate the property upon the execution of the agreement.

In a letter from Authority attorney Beth Miller, the agreement was executed on June 28, 2013. That gave Owens until Oct. 1, 2013 to leave the property.

According to emails and photos obtained by The Daily Courier between Airport Manager Chris Roach and County Manager Carl Classen, vehicles owned by Owens remained on the property as of Monday afternoon.