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Bank Withdraws Attempt to Arrest Sherrye Calhoun

The war is not over, but a battle has been won.

On October 23rd, 2012, Sherrye Calhoun received a letter stating that Eric Bender had applied for an arrest warrant against her on the grounds of trespassing in her own home of 30 years. Sherrye defiantly moved back into her home after being evicted on August 3, so while it was expected that the police would eventually return to harass her at the bank’s command, the letter nevertheless came as a surprise.

After receiving the letter, rather than sit back and wait for the courts to side with the banks–as they did time and time again in her earlier legal battles–she picked up the phone and contacted her friends, neighbors, and new allies to help her continue the fight for her home.

Sherrye Calhoun Offers Deal to Stay in her Home

Sherrye Calhoun was evicted on the morning Friday, August 3. By that evening, she had already moved back in. Now she faces arrest for defying the law, which, she says, “is not on the side of the little person.” During a recent cookout at her home where supporters converged to discuss plans and sign up for a new eviction defense network, Sherrye had this to say: “JP Morgan Chase thinks they own this home. But I have lived here for 30 years, and before that my father lived here. This is my home; I just want to live here for the rest of my days.”

Bank Threatens Sherrye Calhoun with Arrest

Sherrye Calhoun has lived in her home for 30 years. After seeking help several years ago to keep making payments on her mortgage, she was swindled out of her home. She has been fighting to stay there ever since.

On the morning of Friday, August 3, Dekalb County Sherriff Brown’s deputies evicted Ms. Calhoun from her home, giving her enough time to grab her purse. Sheriff Brown is not new to evictions. He recently evicted Christine Frazer, 63, and her 85-year-old mother at gunpoint in an illegal 3 a.m. eviction.

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