MARYVILLE, TN – Reports from Maryville have Assistant District Attorney General Ellen Berez apparently extremely unhappy with Wheelon horse owners’ attorney Jack Heffington. The difficulties appear to center around an August 20, 2013 Order signed by General Sessions Judge regarding the return of the horses to the owners.
Under the Order, the horses were to be delivered back to 2743 Tuckaleechee Pike address from which Trainer Larry Joe Wheelon was evicted after the horses were seized. The Order was apparently prepared by Heffington and approved by Berez before Berez knew that Wheelon had been evicted from the property and would be trespassing if he returned to the property for any purpose. Additionally, other matters relating to the August 20, 2013 have occurred over which Berez is upset.
ADGA Berez reportedly filed a document detailing all of this with the Clerk of the General Sessions Court of Blount County, Tennessee essentially stating that Berez is not going to do anything further with regard to the return of the horses until such time that her stated concerns are addressed by the Court.
The court filing took place late this afternoon and are not available at this time, but the document will be posted here first thing Monday morning.