Digging deeper into eviction lawsuit involving Roanoke councilman

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR News is working to gather more information after Roanoke City Councilman Robert Jeffrey, Jr. was named in an eviction lawsuit.

A legal summons was filed earlier this month in order to have Jeffrey vacate an office space he rents for his ColorsVA Magazine on 9th Street NW.

There were reports of a police presence near the business and near the councilman’s home. WFXR News went into the neighborhood on Tuesday, June 29 to find out more, but was confronted by Jeffrey’s wife.

WFXR News was not able to speak with the councilman.

However, neighbors say they saw police cars near the home on Monday, June 28. Other people told WFXR News they saw multiple uniformed and plain clothes law enforcement officers in the area around Jeffrey’s office.

Police have not commented on this.

WFXR News also reached out to Mayor Sherman Lea’s office and was told the mayor does not want to comment at this time.

A hearing for the suit to evict Jeffrey from his office location in northwest Roanoke is scheduled for July 15.

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