Shady Point man files suit over alleged missing knife

A Shady Point man who wasarrested in September for disorderlyconduct and discharging afirearm in city limits filed asmall claims lawsuit againstseveral county and municipalentities after he alleged theyfailed to return property to himafter his arrest.Charley Wayne Covey, Sr.,65, filed the small claims casenaming the Shady Point PoliceDepartment, the Shady PointBoard of Trustees and theLeFlore County DetentionCenter as defendants in his claimfor financial reimbursement forlost property.According to the affidavitfiled by Covey, he stated thedefendants kept in their possessiona small Uncle Henry pocketknife belonging to Covey thatheld sentimental value and isirreplaceable. Covey claimed inthe affidavit he requested hisproperty be returned to him butthe defendants listed refused todo so.According to Shady PointChief of Police Kendal Morgan,the officer who arrested Covey inSeptember he has a copy ofCovey's property inventory sheetthat holds his signature stating hereceived his property whenreleased from jail. The inventorysheet included the knife as itemsreturned to Covey.Covey is asking for $6,000 forthe value of the knife and anadditional $408 for cost incurred.Covey stated in his affidavit heasked the defendants to pay therequested sum but they refusedto do so.A tentative court date has beenset in the small claims lawsuitfor February 24 at 9 a.m. at theLeFlore County Courthousepending the service of all defendantsin the case.