Man brings suit against ex-girlfriend to recover assets, property

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 15, 2013

GALVESTON - Asserting his ex-girlfriend refuses to relinquish control of his personal property and financial accounts, local resident Chris Womack resorts to legal action.

Womack filed a lawsuit against Friendswood local Michelle Connely in Galveston County District Court on Nov. 14, seeking a temporary restraining order.

Womack's company, Intents Party Supply LLC, is also a plaintiff in the case.

The complainant and Connely reportedly dated for at least 15 years, and during their time together, an on the job accident as an employee of a railroad switching company incapacitated the former, prompting the defendant to help him with his finances and the day to day operations of his business.

Court documents show Connely had access to more than 10 back accounts under Womack's name.

"During the years of their relationship, Mr. Womack had given to the defendant vast amounts of money and personal property to manage on behalf of Mr. Womack though it was never his intent to gift the money in these accounts or the property to the defendant," the suit says.

Womack adds that despite his "extreme" generosity, his former lover "has refused to turnover the accounts and/or money in the accounts to (him) following the end of their relationship."

Connely allegedly locked the claimant out of his residence - which is "specially modified to be wheelchair accessible" - as well as changed the passwords on InTents's QuickBooks and kept the company laptop for herself, the original petition says.

Attorney Jason B. Keith of Waldron & Schneider LLP in Houston is representing the plaintiff, and Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-1444

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