ROCKINGHAM — On June 29, 2023, Richmond County Superior Court docket Decide Daybreak M. Layton signed a consent judgment for a Chapter 19 Nuisance Abatement motion towards the property proprietor of 820 Armstead Road, Rockingham, North Carolina.
This judgment was the ultimate step in a civil nuisance abatement case introduced by the Metropolis of Rockingham on behalf of the State of North Carolina. Chapter 19 of the North Carolina Common Statutes defines “nuisance” actions and gives for a civil treatment to cut back such legal acts and their detrimental impacts on the group.
Based on Rockingham Police Chief George Gillenwater, this consent judgment was agreed upon by all events concerned. “This tackle has brought about the group undue hurt for much too lengthy. This group labored with regulation enforcement to revive peace to the residents. Rockingham Police Division working along with Alcohol Regulation Enforcement’s Nuisance Abatement Workforce has been capable of positively influence our group and guarantee this property proprietor receives the help she wants,” mentioned Chief Gillenwater.
This judgment known as for one construction on the property to be demolished and ensures solely the present resident resides upon the property. This settlement additionally forbids future nuisance associated actions from occurring on the property and stays in impact indefinitely with the land.
“The nuisance abatement regulation gives an answer for downside places that pressure regulation enforcement sources and scale back the standard of life for others,” mentioned Scottie Shoaf, Particular Agent in Cost of the Nuisance Abatement Workforce. “It has been a pleasure working with the Rockingham Police Division to deliver a everlasting decision to this downside and I embrace the constructive adjustments this judgment will facilitate on this group.”