DeKalb County Marshalls served their first residential eviction Friday morning since the beginning of the pandemic.  Around 9:00am Marshalls knocked on the door of former Brookhaven City Councilman Bates Mattison ordering his family to leave.

Mattison lost the house in a foreclosure.  It was auctioned off in February 2020, weeks before the pandemic, but after the sale was complete, the former councilman refused to leave.

A DeKalb County spokesperson initially said that all residential evictions would resume April 1st, but after a Better Call Harry investigation pointed out that under CDC guidelines foreclosures are exempt from the eviction moratorium, the county reversed course and proceeded with the eviction.

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