Eviction papers served to Commander Air

The Scott County Sheriff's Department served eviction papers Wednesday morning to Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation.

A judge ordered Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation to vacate a hangar at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport immediately on September 26.  The company had 10 days to leave before the city could physically remove them.

The building is back in the hands of the city, according to Cape Girardeau City Attorney Eric Cunningham.

According to the court documents, Commander owed the city of Cape $827,283.39 as of May 16, 2011. The monthly rental payment under the sublease was $21,016.67.

The last payment was made in December 2007.

Cape Girardeau terminated the sublease on May 16.

Commander, based in Tyler, Texas, filed for bankruptcy protection on June 16.

In August, a Texas judge ruled in the city's favor during a bankruptcy hearing.

Cape Girardeau City Manager Scott Meyer has said ultimately the city wants to free the hangar space so they can lease it to another company.

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