ARISE, Texas – A day after a judge ruled the house of a woman who was missing for nearly two years was moved for her own safety, the city of Arise said on Thursday that it had filed a motion for a temporary restraining order that would block the move.
Arise city manager Bill Miller said in a statement that the city had filed the motion for the temporary restraining, which was granted by a court, because it is a “significant event.”
Arise has asked for an injunction and will continue to fight the move until the court issues a permanent order, Miller said.
He said the city’s lawyers will argue that the move is a public safety threat and an imminent danger to Arise residents.
In January, a federal judge denied Arise’s request for an emergency restraining order.
Arrise’s move to the house was finalized in January, and the city moved back into the house in March.
The move sparked outrage after it was revealed that a former Arise police officer, Richard T. Buss, had a role in the move, which occurred in March of 2015.
Aris house has not been in the public eye since that move.
The city said in February that it is seeking to recover $1.6 million in lost property, which includes about $400,000 that Arise has paid to a third party for the damage it caused to the home.