June 01–FORT WORTH — A trucking company wants its truck back.
But Southlake police have the 2004 Peterbilt tractor-trailer under an “investigative hold.”
So Escalade Logistics filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Fort Worth, trying to get the truck back and just under $100,000 for impound fees, loss of profits, loss of the use of the truck and costs to file the suit.
“We received notice of the lawsuit today,” Southlake spokeswoman Vicky Schiber said in a Thursday email. “Our city attorney is in the process of reviewing.”
Denton attorney Roger M. Yale, who is representing the trucking company, was at a trial Thursday and could not be reached for comment.
Here are the facts based on the lawsuit:
Escalade Logistics is a trucking company that hauls various materials throughout North Texas. All drivers are contracted and not employees of the company.
Dale Love, 59, was contracted by the company in April 2016, and completed three trips using the 2004 Peterbilt.
On April 28, Love was arrested by Southlake police, accused of unlawfully possessing a firearm by a felon. Further details were not available.
Southlake police seized the truck and impounded it.
The lawsuit noted that no charges have been filed against the company or company employees.
Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr
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