ADA – Six attorneys representing various interests came before Judge Tom Landrith in court Wednesday to expedite the receivership reporting in the case of Faye Francis Sliger. Sliger awaits trial for his alleged involvement in the murder of Caitlin Elizabeth Wooten, and suicide of her abductor, Jerry Don Savage. Sliger was denied bond by Judge John Miller in September and within days his assets were frozen by a temporary restraining order filed by attorneys for Donna Wooten, mother of the victim and special administrator of her estate.

Receivership duties were assigned to Bobby K. Sliger, father of Faye Sliger. However, an incomplete report was filed lacking appraisals on properties owned. Before these could be completed, Bobby Sliger suffered a heart attack and subsequently had open heart surgery. Unable to fulfill the duties due to poor health, Mr. Sliger asked a long time friend, Tammy Prentice, to help. Ms. Prentice was approved by all attorneys and Judge Landrith to assume the receivership duties. She volunteered to complete the report for no compensation, except for incidental expenses incurred.

Most pressing according to the attorneys present was the need to expedite appraisals of property owned by the defendant in order to determine which of his assets could be sold for relief of debts and to stave off foreclosure of two pieces of land and a vehicle.

Prentice agreed that within the next two weeks she would provide the court an amended inventory in a receivership report identifying outstanding debts and the most liquid assets to sell which according to David Smith, attorney for Faye Sliger, “will stop the bleeding.”

The bank notes on the two pieces of land and the vehicle are in default and attorney Denver Davison, in behalf of Vision Bank, filed the foreclosure petition last week for a total of $58,844.27 owed on the notes, $382.99 in unpaid ad valorem taxes, and a possible (15%) or $8,826.64 in attorney fees.

Attorneys for the defense had also not been paid for their services thus far in this case. Also discussed were similar financial issues associated with the probate of the estate of Jerry Don Savage. Attorney David N. Smith representing Donna Wooten stated that he felt “It would take up to 3 hours of court time to iron out the objections” in an evidentiary hearing to get to the bottom of alleged fraudulent transfers of assets Savage made prior to his suicide. This hearing was set by Judge Landrith for May 10 at 9:00 a.m.