A Jefferson County resident is filing an application for a restraining order and injunction against a municipal entity for alleged negligence.

Ricky E. Pinkston filed a petition against the city of Beaumont in Jefferson County District Court on July 17, in an attempt to protect his property investment in the city that he purchased in July.

According to the suit, Pinkston purchased property located at 55 Fifth St. in Beaumont on July 14 in order to save it from demolition and with the intention of renovating it for use.

The complaint states that because the parcel is scheduled for demolition by the defendant, the plaintiff would suffer a loss of his investment and prospects for future commercial use, as the action “would drastically reduce the value” of his property.

The plaintiff seeks a reasonable temporary restraining body by the court, claiming he has met his responsibilities by establishing each element required prior to injunctive relief, to prevent the city from directly or indirectly demolishing the structure on his land.

Pinkston also requests compensation for reasonable court-related expenses, attorney’s fees, and costs. The plaintiff is represented by P. Dean Brinkley of Templeton & Brinkley in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number E-197356.

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