Update: The complaint has been withdrawn.
This post first appeared under my byline on Jackson Jambalaya:
The Circle Bend Homeowners Association sued Brent Powell for nonpayment of homeowners' association dues in Rankin County Court in August 2012. Mr. Powell is a candidate for House of Representatives District #59. The election will be held on January 8.
Mr. Powell owns a duplex unit on 121A Bent Creek Circle in the Northwoods subdivision in Rankin County. Circle Bend filed a lien on the property on June 22, 2012. The complaint includes a letter allegedly sent to Mr. Powell by attorney Ernest Stewart. The letter demands payment of $1,555. There is no service of process in the file. The Rankin County Tax Collector's website states the property was subjected to a tax sale for the prior year's taxes in 2011 and 2010. The complaint asks for damages of $1,555, court costs, attorney's fees, and interest (8% per year) and states Mr. Powell did not pay the dues from 2007 to 2012. Efforts to contact Mr. Powell for comment were unsuccessful. A message was left on his voice mail.