The Man Behind the Eviction Notices

As mortgage foreclosures increase around the country, it's left to law enforcement agents like Deputy Jon Shokes in Lexington County, South Carolina, to complete the final steps in the process of forcing a family from a home. It's a lengthy trail that leads from notices of late payments to court hearings before being handed to someone like Shokes. When it goes smoothly, he often finds a family has moved out before he posts the final eviction notice on a door. The few times it's gone badly, emotions run high.

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