EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County property owner is suing over alleged livestock trespassing.
Emil Albrecht filed a complaint in Madison County Circuit Court against Blaine Bilyeu, trustee and executor of the estate of Jefferey C. Metrick, and Mark Moore, alleging that the defendants failed to prevent livestock from damaging his property.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that his property was damaged on Nov. 4, 2016 due to the unlawful presence of the defendants´ livestock. The plaintiff claims that he incurred financial obligations from the continual trespass of the livestock, causing his wheat, grass crops and soil to be damaged, which allegedly violated his quiet life.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to maintain control of the livestock and prevent the livestock from entering the plaintiff's premises.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $5,000, order of cease and desist from allowing any livestock from the entering the premises and for other relief the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Chad J. Richter of HeplerBroom LLC in Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-930