James City County Chair Mary Jones’ home is up for foreclosure sale again.
The home is owned by Jones’ husband, Archbold (Arch) Jones III, and it was set to be sold in late September 2010 at a similar auction. This is the third time in two years the bank has attempted to sell the property; the first time, Arch Jones filed documents to halt the sale, and the next sale was halted by his fifth Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing since 2009.
The most recent bankruptcy filing was dismissed two weeks ago when Arch Jones failed to file the required paperwork on time, according to court records. Before the dismissal, the bank that holds the note on the property filed a request for relief from stay with the court seeking to proceed with the foreclosure despite the bankruptcy.
According to court documents, USAA Savings Bank claimed that “the instant bankruptcy petition was filed in bad faith and solely to delay… efforts to foreclose on its security interest in the… property.”
The document cites Arch Jones’ five previous Chapter 13 filings since 2009 that were also dismissed, and his one Chapter 7 that was completed in 2002 (read a previous story about the issue here).
Mary Jones did not immediately respond to an email from WYDaily Friday morning about whether she intends to remain in the district; she has indicated previously that she will do so.
The new sale is set for May 1 at noon on the steps of the Williamsburg James City County Courthouse.