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East Lake's "Auntie": Evicted for trying to clean up the neighborhood

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - An East Lake woman says she's being evicted for trying to clean up her neighborhood.

Deborah Henry was notified of her eviction following her arrest in May.

She's charged with assaulting her neighbor and hitting a Chattanooga Housing Authority officer in the face during her arrest.

Henry says the case against her has been fabricated. She says she's been labeled a trouble-maker for speaking out about last year's police-involved shooting that killed 15-year-old Alonzo O'Kelley.

Since then, Henry has filed multiple complaints against CHA officers for "harassing" her and other residents.

Henry says CHA officers have made it their mission to push her out, despite her role in the community.

"I'm going to be homeless again," said Henry, "because you don't like me, you are going to put me out of my house?"

Henry admits this isn't her first run in with the law. She has a record in Hamilton County that dates back to 1993.

A spokesperson for the housing authority would not comment on Henry's eviction or the case against her involving a CHA officer.

Henry is due in court on July 21st.

She says she doesn't know when she will be forced out of her apartment.

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