Evictions in Ector County Continue to Increase 12/2/13
CBS 7 News
December 2, 2013
Ector County-Everyday people in Ector County are losing their homes.
The Ector County Sheriff’s Office is having to hand out more evictions than ever before.
Ector County Sheriff Officials say it's not an easy job especially when families simply can't afford the increase of rent.
Sergeant Gary Duesler, with the Ector County Sheriff's Office, has been having to assist his deputies with evictions.
He says they're averaging at least two evictions a day. Sergeant Duesler believes the growing number is due to the constant increase in rent caused by the oil boom.
"There's times they can't afford it. I feel sorry for the kids, because the kids shouldn’t be having to worry about having a roof over their heads," said Sergeant Duesler.
Today Sergeant Duesler had two evictions lined up. At his first stop, the house was cleared out, but his second stop was a different story.
The residents of the second home had until 1:30 this afternoon to move out, but nobody was home and nothing had been moved out.
"I always do hate, especially around the holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, it just makes it a little bit rougher you know, you have to kick somebody out of their house," said Sergeant Duesler.
Duesler offers some advice to those who feel they've been evicted with out proper cause.
"Get a contract every time, unfortunately we live in a world were a persons word is no longer you know a sacred thing," said Sergeant Duesler.
Sergeant Duesler says there are always two sides to every story, but at the end of the day his job is to evict the person, or family whether, or not they have somewhere to go.