Court papers may hold answer to meat company's closure

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - By Layron Livingston - bio | email
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - There are new details on what may have led to the sudden closure of Loggins Meat Company.

Not even two weeks ago hundreds of employees were sent home and production seemed to come to a stand-still.

Tuesday, we got our hands on some court papers claiming Loggins Meat company owes creditors more than $9,000,000. That company is now calling in that debt and they are not the only ones.

The court has ordered a neutral third party to keep tabs on the property, machinery, equipment and meat until the matter is resolved.

More court papers show, Smith County, the City of Tyler and Tyler Junior College are now suing Loggins Meat Company for nearly $70,000. That is how much Loggins will owe in property taxes when the bill comes in a few weeks.

The county's tax attorney says Loggins is not behind, right now, but we are told the suit was filed to make sure none of Loggins' taxable inventory disappears before the tax collector comes knocking.

No one was willing to comment on the cases on camera, including Bobby Loggins. KLTV reporter, Layron Livingston, went to his home, Tuesday, where Loggins told him he would like to speak, but just could not at this time.

Interestingly enough, Lufkin ISD, Angelina County, and Angelina College filed suit against Loggins Culinary in Lufkin, last year.

Attorney's say that suit was filed to collect more than $250,000 in back taxes on the machinery, equipment, and inventory from that property.

Linda Loggins, Bobby Loggins' wife, is listed as the president of Loggins Culinary.

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