The Co. Attorney In Knott Co. Is Questioning A Lien Filed On The Knott Co Service Center
WYMT is reporting that a Knott County man has filed a lien on the county property he allegedly helped improve.
But the county attorney said the lien is illegal and criminal charges may be coming because it was filed.
Dwayne Stinnett said he and his son Travis filed the lien on the Knott County Human Services Center because they have not been paid for work they did on the building.
Stinnett claimed he is owed nearly $20,000 by MRS, the company that won the bid for the project and subcontracted him.
But at Monday's meeting of the Knott Fiscal Court, county attorney Timothy Bates said the county's contract with MRS was void from the beginning because of a conflict of interest. Bates said that is why MRS is paying the county back nearly $60,000.
Bates also said Stinette's filing is bogus because a lien cannot be placed on county property.
Stinnett said the threat of criminal charges does not scare him and he just wants to be paid.
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