STANTON - The owner of a condemned Edmore-area mobile home park has been jailed and charged with two crimes.
Corey Lynn Davy, 40, appeared in 8th Judicial Circuit Court on Thursday morning to face a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and a felony charge of interfering with electronic communication.
The charges stem from a Sept. 23 incident in Home Township.
Thursday’s court hearing was adjourned after Davy’s attorney, Keeley Heath of Stanton, asked to withdraw from the case. Heath said there was a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship due to Davy’s refusal to communicate with her about the case.
Ryan Cade Villet of Stanton was appointed as Davy’s new attorney. Davy remains in the Montcalm County Jail in Stanton.
More than four months after Edmore Estates was condemned by Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard, the Home Township property is still in ruins.
“The park is a mess,” Minard said. “He (Davy) stripped all of the mobile homes that were there and left all of the junk. I have been in contact with the township and their attorney (Thomas Wilson of Carson City) to try and get something done, but now Mr. Davy is back in jail.”
Minard originally posted a condemnation notice June 9 on the M-46 property, giving Davy 10 days to clean up or the residents had to leave. Minard later extended that notice until July 19 and then again until Aug. 1.
The residents all moved out by August.
Davy purchased the foreclosed mobile home park in 2008.
He pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated third offense and went to prison Oct. 29, 2009. He was paroled Jan. 25 of this year, but moved back and forth between hospitals and rehabilitation facilities as a condition of his parole.
This summer, Davy told The Daily News he was surprised to learn he had never had an official license to operate the mobile home park. But Minard said Davy knew he needed the license long before he went to prison.