Feud between neighbors spills into court

David Yates May 10, 2012, 6:50am


An escalating feud between neighbors over parking spots has led two Beaumont residents to seek injunctive relief.

Doak Procter III and Laura Wright filed a lawsuit and application for injunctive relief against Jimmy, Kirk, Lacy and Keri Hampton on May 3 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, Wright and the Hamptons reside in a condominium complex in Beaumont. On March 31, Wright had company over for dinner and the Hamptons asked that the company move their cars, which were not illegally parked.

From there, the matter escalated, leading the Hamptons to allegedly stalk and harass Wright and Procter.

"Plaintiffs also found a dead bird and flower that had been systematically placed on the windshield of Wright's family member's car after a recent dinner, believed to be the acts of defendants as some form of intimidation," the suit states.

The plaintiffs allege the Hamptons also threw objects over Wright's fence which sickened her dog.

The plaintiffs are fearful of the defendants' "strange and bizarre behavior" and are asking the court to enjoin the Hamptons from trespassing on private property and communicating with them.

John Parsons of the Beaumont law firm Lindsay Lindsay Parsons represents the plaintiffs.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-401

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