Pigs, chickens, privileged invoices, security concerns and even Henry the VIII were all part of a court hearing last week involving a high-profile case in which a local man had his property seized by the state.
The case involves Jerry Cox, owner of JD Land Company, which operated Bison Creek Ranch before the Mariposa County Superior Court ordered the property into receivership.
That means the state takes control of the property.
The court ruled there were more than 100 health and safety violations on the property. It also appointed a receiver to handle the matter.
Two weeks ago, the court ordered the receiver could obtain $70,000 to continue to maintain security and do other duties at the property.
Last week, the receiver, Mark Adams, was requesting an additional $110,000 to continue security as well as determine the future plan for the property.
Randolph Krbechek, the Fresno attorney representing Cox, told Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton last…