A Run-In With the Owners of the Car W...

A Run-In With the Owners of the Car Wash - Gifford Perdue and Clayton Napier

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Lavalette Resident

Butler, PA

#2 Sep 29, 2012
By the way, if any of you want to complain about the car wash or what Perdue and Napier are doing, here's a link to the email addresses and phone numbers of the Wayne County Commissioners. Call or email them and let them know we all want to see this place cleaned up.

Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#3 Oct 1, 2012
I spoke with the county commissioners' office this morning and they were very understanding and supportive. They advised me to contact the magistrate's office as well as an attorney.

I was also given a web site to look up exactly who owns what in Lavalette. I looked up Gifford Perdue first and this is what I found:


So I will be contacting the Court as well as an attorney.

Wellington, OH

#4 Oct 2, 2012
I'm not sure how that car wash can burn, and then have not posted warning signs or any way to warn the public of the dangers present there. This carwash sits on the Tacobell parking lot and always has tons of trash on the property. I have seen at least two cars that have fell in the holes inside the car wash stalls. Not sure why property owners can walk away from a business and leave the property in such horrible shape. It is a danger to the communtiy and needs to be addressed.
Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#5 Oct 3, 2012
You are absolutely right. And I have seen a lot of activity there that appears as though it might be drug activity. The automated stall of the car wash is closed in front, but it's open in back, so there is a dark compartment there that anyone can go into and either get hurt or get jumped if there is anyone hanging out in there at night.

I think Perdue (and possibly Napier) have gotten by with things so long, they feel they can do whatever they want. I am committed to following through with holding them accountable. I am filling out the paperwork for a Civil suit right this minute. I have had several people tell me off the record that they agree these guys need to be accountable. Every official I have spoken to so far, says they are familiar with these guys and they have encouraged me to go ahead and follow through.

I think most people don't know how to go about complaining. I know I didn't before this happened to me. That's why I'm posting on this forum so people will know who to call and what to do if they have a problem.

Here is where I found the form to fill out to make a complaint:

http://www.courtswv.gov/lower-courts/magistra... (sca-m207)_(10-94).pdf

I was told to fill it out this form and send it to the Court with a check for $75. Do I have an extra $75 for stuff like this? Definitely not. I actually had to borrow it from the money I have set aside for my next house payment.

But if I win, Perdue will have to pay my Court costs. I know I'm taking a chance, but sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself and demand that people do what's right. I'm mad enough right now that I'm willing to take the chance.
Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#6 Oct 3, 2012
If the link to the complaint form doesn't show up for you, try this one instead:

Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#7 Oct 3, 2012
And here is where you can go to see tax documents and other documents held at the Wayne County Courthouse. You can look people up by name to see who owns what.


Huntington, WV

#8 Oct 7, 2012
I know Lavalette Resident why dont you just go and maybe GET A FRIGGIN LIFE YOU STUPID PATHETIC LOSER
Lavalette Resident

Butler, PA

#9 Oct 7, 2012
I will be mailing my paperwork to the court Tuesday morning. Meant to get to it last week, but didn't have time. Just heard from a friend that another car got towed out of the car wash Saturday night. Unfortunately that person probably has no idea how to go about filing a complaint.
Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#10 Oct 17, 2012
Paperwork has been sent in, as well as a check for $75 in court costs. Just waiting on a note from the Court to tell me when the Court date is.
Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#11 Oct 17, 2012
Just talked to Wayne County Court Clerk and they said Gifford Perdue was served a copy of the Complaint on October 15. He has until November 5 to file an Answer, so we'll see what happens next.
Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#12 Nov 7, 2012
Filing an Affidavit of Default Judgment against Perdue today since he did not file and Answer to my Complaint. He has 20 days from today (November 6) to respond or he can have wages garnished or a levy on his property.
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Lavalette Resident

Huntington, WV

#14 Dec 14, 2012
No response from Gifford on the Affidavit of Default Judgment, so the next step is this: The Sheriff will go to Gifford's house and see what personal property he has so that it can be attached.

I'm not giving up Gifford. This is a matter of principle so I'm following through with this thing to the end. I told you and your buddy, Clayton, that I wasn't messing around and I wasn't going to be intimidated by the "good ole' boy system" you two are a part of.

You should have just payed to fix the damages to my car, when I first called you about this. That's what most honorable people would have done.
weedeater man

Oakvale, WV

#15 Dec 20, 2012
I dont understand as someone knowing it is closed why go there if it is dangerous as this sounds crazy man
Lavalette Resident

Butler, PA

#16 Dec 21, 2012
I didn't know it was closed. It was dark and there was not a single sign anywhere that said it was closed.

Wexford, PA

#17 Dec 22, 2012
You went to a car wash that was dark, no lights?
Lavalette Resident

Butler, PA

#18 Dec 22, 2012
I pulled into the bay very early in the morning and it wasn't completely light outside yet. LOL! You're obviously missing the whole point of this thread.

Hansford, WV

#19 Jan 24, 2013
Any updates to the Lavalette Car Wash saga??
Car Search

Butler, PA

#20 Jan 27, 2013
Yep. The sheriff went to his house to try to put a lien on his house/property, but this guy is obviously a slimeball who is used to working the system. He had his property in his wife's name or someone else's name.

I've filed an Abstract of Judgment at the courthouse, so he owes me $575 plus %7 interest from last Friday until whenever ge goes to sell anything in his name, buy anything in his name, or gets a loan in his name.

If I have to, I'll go back and file another complaint adding his wife's name to the paperwork.

So if Gifford Perdue, Sr, is reading this, or if his son, wife, or business partner (Clayton Napier) is reading it, why don't you all continue to take your time on paying me. I'd rather have this lawsuit take 5 or 10 years at 7% interest. That way it'll be a better lesson for you on why you should do the right thing next time. And if they try to get out of it by filing bankruptcy, I'll get it another way. I don't give up easily, and at this point, it's now about the principle of the thing.

Since: Jan 13

Butler, PA

#21 Jan 27, 2013
go get 'em! he needs to follow the law like everybody else. i'll contact you privately to give you some good info to help you in your case. ye haw, perdue is going down!!
Lavalette Resident

Butler, PA

#22 Jan 27, 2013
Good deal! I already found out he owns his son's bar, Davis Place. He also owns another piece of property in Cabell County and I've got that address. So I'll probably file paperwork in Cabell County, as well as adding his wife's name to everything I can.

I do not understand why the man would not pay what he owes rather than let this turn into a huge deal. It's not like he's destitute.

I guess he is used to intimidating everyone or else he and Clayton are just used to people not following through with things and they figures they can just outlast everyone if they drags their feet long enough. That'll work against Gifford this time since he's going to be racking up interest on the original amount of money the Court awarded me.

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