Communitybank sues to recover $300,000 debt

Kelly Holleran Dec. 19, 2011, 6:16am

A financial institution has filed suit against the people who it claims failed to repay it more than $300,000.

Communitybank of Texas alleges it lent $300,000 to defendant Shammah Stone on Oct. 30, 2007. Defendants Elton J. Senegal, Minnie Senegal, Melvin D. Senegal Sr., Rosa Senegal, Arnold A. Henry and Helen G. Henry promised to repay the money if Shammah Stone failed to do so, according to the complaint filed Dec. 7 in Jefferson County District Court.

However, the note has not been repaid despite Communitybank's repeated requests for payment, the suit states.

"After allowing all just credits, payments, and rebates, as of Sept. 27, 2011, the amount of principal and accrued interest due and owing to Plaintiff was $322,275.17," the complaint says.

In addition to the money it says it is owed, Communitybank is seeking pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Glenn H. Steele Jr. of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele and Chatelain in Port Arthur will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B191-444

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