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Beckley woman struck by bullet alleges apartment complex failed to secure facilities

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 25, 2018


BECKLEY – The tenant of a Beckley apartment unit who was shot when a bullet came through the wall of her unit alleges the owner failed to provide adequate security.

Yolanda D. Walker filed a complaint in Raleigh Circuit Court against Amerihost Services LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 22, 2015, she was in her bed in her apartment unit when she was struck in the leg by a bullet that came through the wall from the adjacent unit. She alleges several shootings have occurred at the apartment complex and were a result of drug activity.

The plaintiff holds Amerihost Services LLC responsible because despite frequent history of violent crimes committed in the premises, defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate security and failed to monitor and secure the apartment's facilities from criminal activities committed by its tenants and their guests.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Robert P. Dunlap in Beckley. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Andrew Dimlich.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 17-C-764

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