John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Sep. 24, 2012, 1:06pm

GALVESTON - Alvin resident James Entrekin is suing Archer Automotive Inc. and one of its agents after receiving a damaged mobile home.

Recent court documents filed Sept. 20 in Galveston County District Court explain that Sam Ochoa, an employee with Archer Automotive, was transporting an emergency housing unit to the plaintiff's residence on Feb. 11, 2011, when he rammed the structure into a tree.

Entrekin bought the 2006 Cavalier mobile home - which measured 264 square feet, 34 feet long and 8 feet wide and supposedly had a market value of $27,000 - on Jan. 25, 2011.

According to the suit, the mobile home was in excellent condition at the time of the damage in question and repairs were estimated to cost at least $6,000.

The plaintiff claims the subject incident left him without use of his property to this day, adding he was forced to stay in a hotel for 63 days afterwards.

He faults the respondents for failing to apply the brakes and failing to maintain a proper lookout.

Consequently, Entrekin seeks a minimum of $50,000 in damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by attorney Charles C. Guidry with Charles C. Guidry PC in Cypress.

Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-2066

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