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SQUATTERS Take Over Soldier’s Home, Sell Belongings

Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Holly Burbank who is currently at Ft. Hood with her husband Sam who just returned from Iraq and their two daughters ages 6 and 3. Ms. Burbank stated that she is currently staying on the base but she owns a home on County Road 328 North just south of Cleveland. She told the sheriff’s office that earlier today she received a call from a family member stating that a male and female were living in that home and selling her property in a yard sale. The family member had confronted the occupants and a verbal altercation took place causing her to leave and call Ms. Burbank.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded with several units. Once at the scene they arrested Faylisa Danielle Bailey, 30 and Johnny Wayne Bell, 47. Both are on parole, the only identification Bailey had was a Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo ID.

While deputies were checking the home for any other occupants they found a sizable amount of meth in the house along with needles.

Captain Rex Evans with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Cleveland Fire Department who responded to the scene. As the rain fell the firefighters assisted in putting the property of the Burbanks back into the home.

Holly Burbank said in a telephone interview that she was devastated that criminals could just take over her home and selling her families possessions.

Sheriff Henry Patterson was sorry that someone could violate somebody’s  home as they were serving our country.  He also stated the Sheriff’s Office would be stepping up patrols in the area.



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  1. How about it Matress Mac and Texas, people who serve their country and work hard to serve in their jobs here at home as Law Enforcement, Fire personnel, EMS, etc. are much appreciated! They all deserve our thanks!!!

  2. Pure trash no freedom for them…maybe the sheriffs office can get in touch with mattress Mac and see if he can help before they return home….

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