WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Columbia County has settled with a homeowner who says a code enforcement officer walked into her home without her consent.

We were the first to bring the story to you about Erica Masters, who had video of Columbia County Code Enforcement Officer Jimmy Vowell walking into her home in July 2012 to serve her a violation notice.

Masters filed a lawsuit against the county and we have learned that the county settled with her for $15,000.

As part of the agreement, Masters was not able to tell the media about the settlement, which was signed in October 2014.

Masters no longer lives in her Columbia County home.


UPDATED: Former Code Enforcement Officer Jimmy Vowell Won’t Be Rehired
Former Richmond County Deputy Arrested, Tased At Nightclub
Code Enforcement Officer Who Entered Woman’s Home Without Consent Fired
Woman Suing Columbia County After Code Enforcement Officer Enters Home
Code Enforcement Officer and Martinez Woman Take Actions Against Columbia County
UPDATED: Columbia County Code Enforcement Officer Won’t Face Charges
Fired Code Enforcement Officer Plans to Fight Termination; Victim Plans to Sue
Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home