Coon clan in litigation over property hijacked from ‘fish camp’

David Yates May 19, 2015, 5:03pm


Although Willis and Ginger Coon filed for divorce in Louisiana, their disputes have now spilled over into the Beaumont courthouse.

Represented by Brent Coon & Associates, Willis Coon filed suit against Ginger Coon on May 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Willis and Ginger were married in 1992 and had agreed to a prenuptial agreement. At points during their marriage, the two maintained separate residences in Louisiana.

Willis maintained a dwelling in Houma, “a place he lovingly referred to as his ‘fish camp,’” the suit states.

Ginger eventually moved in.

“Unfortunately, Willis’ beloved fish camp no longer offered the happiness and joy he experienced before Ginger moved in,” the suit states, adding that Ginger’s daughters and their desire for the couple’s money put a strain on their marriage.

With the intention of selling the fish camp, Willis moved back to Texas and told Ginger to remove her belongings.

On Jan. 19, 2015, Willis was “shocked” to return to a completely empty fish camp. Ginger and her daughters had “wiped” the residence clean, hijacking not only his treasured personal belongings but also electronics and financial documents, the suit states.

“While staring into his now empty home and reeling from feelings of ultimate betrayal … a constable approached the grief-stricken Willis and served him with divorce papers,” the suit states. “Ginger, having stripped Willis of all things he held dearly, was now suing him for divorce.”

Soon after, Willis learned Ginger had transferred $75,000 from his personal checking account to her personal banking account. After “vigorous” legal intervention, Capitol One returned the funds, the suit states.

Willis is accusing Ginger of breach of contract and is suing for the loss of his personal property and emotional distress suffered.

Brent Coon & Associates attorney Robert Schwartz represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-197108

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