Sandy and Casey Parsons, the adoptive parents of Erica Lynn Parsons — who has been missing for two years — settled an eviction matter out of small claims court.
The Parsonses received an eviction notice two weeks ago from Sandy’s father, William and wife, Janet Parsons, who own the home Casey and Sandy were living since April 2011.
Casey and Sandy have been in the public spotlight since their son, James Parsons, reported Erica missing more than two months ago. The couple maintain they let Erica live with her biological grandmother, a woman they knew as Irene “Nan” Goodman of Asheville.
Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Goodman family have said Irene Goodman does not exist.
William Parsons filed the eviction complaint Sept. 25 and in it said his son and daughter-in-law owed him nearly $26,000 in damages, good faith money and back rent.
William and Janet Parsons also said the lease ended in August and the family abandoned the property, but then returned. Janet Parsons declined to comment Monday morning.
The Parsonses attorney Carlyle Sherrill was not present this morning, but a Post reporter spoke with his law partner, Bill Cameron, who said this was not a “typical landlord situation.”
He said both parities worked diligently to resolve this matter before it came into court and both parties were glad to have this behind them. The Parsonses were scheduled for a Monday morning hearing in small claims court. None of the parties were present in court. Bill Cameron did tell the judge the parties would be seeking a voluntary dismissal in the case.
Casey and Sandy are glad “it’s been resolved in a manner that’s mutually beneficial to all parties,” Cameron said.
“You can reach resolutions that a judge could not order. It does not necessarily mean that money was exchanged,” he said.
He said it could mean they were very creative in how they reached an agreement.
See more in Tuesday’s Post.