The squatter in an Atlanta, Georgia area Army officer’s home has been evicted and arrested. Army Lt. Colonel Dahlia Daure has regained possession of her Dekalb County home after local news gave the story much-needed attention. Normally, homeowners must take squatters to court when they provide documents that “prove” that they are a tenant, even if the documents are fake. This process can take weeks or sometimes months, maybe even over a year depending on the circumstances.
This case was expedited due to a special procedure the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department used called “intruder affidavit.” The squatter, Vincent Simon, was successfully evicted as a result. He was also arrested. Authorities found drugs, at least one gun, and a very large gun safe inside the Ellenwood home. Officer Daure was thankful to not only local law enforcement but to local news for giving this story the boost it needed to make quick action happen.
Officer Daure reached out to Channel 2 Action News just one week before the squatter’s eviction. He took possession of her home shortly after she completed a home renovation that cost her around $30,000. Daure has never met the squatter before and did not grant him a lease. The squatter says he did have a lease and that he paid $19,000 in cash upfront to live in the property for a certain period of time. Of course, Daure says that these documents are fake and that he is simply an intruder.
Squatter evicted from home of active duty Army officer, arrested after Channel 2 investigation – YouTube
Squatter evicted from home of active duty Army officer, arrested after Channel 2 investigation – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta