Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The Lynda Bell Feud. By Geniusofdespair
Elaine Navarre was a bit daffy but she was a driven woman. I spoke to her a few times. She claimed she financed her boyfriend, Harlin J. Collins, Action Plumbing to the tune of about $60,000. Action Plumbing employed Lynda Bell's husband who never had a plumbing license according to County officials. He was a helper. Apparently while she was with Collins, Navarre and Bell were friends. Elaine claimed the Action Plumbing truck was financed by herself. They (Harlin and Elaine) got a mortgage in 2008 on their home. (it was her house before she quit claimed deeded it to include Collins). It irked her to see the truck she claimed she paid for, always at the Bell owned, Redland hotel. She claimed Bell was on disability at the time.
Elaine is dead now, she died in November. I wish I had her file, it was overflowing. She told me Lynda Bell, who lived around the block, would pass in front of her house all the time even thought they had restraining orders in place. I went to a trial where Lynda Bell was seeking a restraining order from Navarre. Navarre, representing herself, made a mess of the case. She didn't know what she was doing and she soon raised the ire of the judge. After talking to Navarre, I think Lynda did harass her. There were lawsuits going back and forth between them. Lynda called code enforcement and reported Elaine for having two Gene Flinn signs on her lawn according to Elaine. I think they both participated in the feud. Read my August 31st 2012 post about her. Lynda Bell was seeking a protective order from Navarre.
From Court records against Harlin Collins, apparently she was being fleeced by someone. She made a quit claim deed to Harlin Collins of her home in 2006, during better times.
Elaine, 1/5/2010 was involved in a domestic violence suit with Mark Bell and a separate one with Harlan Collins. She was the petitioner. 1/8/2010 she was involved in a domestic violence suit with Lynda Bell, again she was the petitioner. Bell also filed one against Elaine. Elaine told me Lynda was evil and harassing her all the time. I don't know if that is true.
Elaine died fighting lawsuits. Such a sad way to die, seeking revenge. Anyone got the scoop? Maybe she wasn't so crazy after all, maybe she was a woman scorned. Harlin Collins is still an owner of the house and it looks like he will inherit it. There is more to this story but I don't know it. Navarre does have a criminal record and Collins was granted a protective order from her that was later vacated. Any friends of Elaine out there?