Lawyer foreclosing on Houston property

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By Damon Lawrence

A foreclosure sale has been scheduled next month on property the Houston family put up to secure the legal services of Cleveland attorney James Logan.

In 2006, brothers Rocky and Leon Houston were accused of murdering a Roane County sheriff’s deputy and his ride-along friend.

Logan defended Leon during two trials, one that ended with a hung jury and the other in full acquittal. Logan is the beneficiary on a deed of trust on four tracts of Houston land.

Leon, Rocky and other members of the family signed the document in March 2009. Logan said last week that he was foreclosing on the property. The sale is scheduled for Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the door of the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston. The Houston family is attempting to fight the foreclosure. Leon filed a motion in Chancery Court to stop the foreclosure proceedings. He didn’t get the chance to argue his case in court last week.  Chancellor Frank V. Williams III had Leon and Rocky jailed for contempt of court.

The brothers were released on Dec. 4.