Petition for foreclosure filed against deceased man

Kelly Holleran Aug. 20, 2014, 4:39pm

A company is seeking permission to foreclose on a deceased man’s Port Arthur property.

James B. Nutter & Co. filed an application for foreclosure of a lien July 25 in the Jefferson County District Court to foreclose property at 3200 13th St., Port Arthur.

In the application, the petitioner says Henry Bowie sold property in the 39th block of Beachway Addition No. 2 in Port Arthur to Citizens Mortgage Corp. to secure payment of a debt on Feb. 21, 2008. 

From 2009 through 2014, however, Bowie failed to pay taxes and insurance on the property.

According to the petitioner’s records as of July 8, the amount required to cure the default was $12,774.44, the suit states. According to the petitioner’s records as of July 8,the total amount required to pay off the lien was $79,202.25, the filing states.

Bowie died Sept. 24, 2011, but no probate proceeding has been opened for him in the county where his property is located, the complaint says.

The petitioner says it does not know of any heirs of Bowie.

The petitioner seeks an order allowing it to sell the property. It is being represented by attorneys Michael J. Schroeder and Erika J. Bennett of Carrollton.

Jefferson County District Court case number D195-915

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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