HOME TOWNSHIP — An Edmore-area mobile home park is in worse condition today than it when it was condemned five months ago.
Cleaning it up may be more difficult now that the owner of Edmore Estates is facing prison time for an unrelated case.
Corey Lynn Davy, 40, pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with electronic communication, a felony with a possible two-year prison sentence. A domestic violence charge will be dismissed when he is sentenced in 8th Judicial Circuit Court at a later date.
The charges stem from a Sept. 23 incident in Home Township. The victim was Davy’s girlfriend.
Edmore Estates is in more disarray than before Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard condemned the Home Township property on M-46 more than five months ago.
Half-demolished trailers sit vacant with pieces of loose siding clattering against the walls with the wind. Pink strips of insulation lie unfurled on the ground.
The property is littered with shards of broken glass, children’s toys, heaps of clothes and numerous piles of miscellaneous trash.
Davy purchased the foreclosed mobile home park in 2008.
He previously pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated third offense and went to prison in October 2009. He was paroled last January, but instead of returning to Edmore Estates he moved back and forth between hospitals and rehabilitation facilities as a condition of his parole.
Minard originally posted a condemnation notice at the trailer park on June 9, 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.
By mid-August, the residents had all relocated in and out of Michigan.
This summer, Davy told The Daily News he was surprised to learn he had never had an official license from the state to operate the mobile home park. But Minard said Davy knew he needed the license long before he went to prison the first time.