Fresno-area landlord accused of evicting cancer patient tenant, dumping property on lawn

March 12, 2021

Martin Plum, a Selma man battling cancer and an eviction, didn’t think his situation could get any worse, that is until March 2, when two Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies showed up at his home and told him he had to leave.

The 60-year-old Plum tried telling the deputies there was a mistake, but it was no use. He followed the deputies’ orders and walked out of the home he had lived in for 10 years, leaving behind most of his personal items.

Plum, who is now splitting time living in his car and a motel, filed a lawsuit on Monday against landlord Helio Cuevas, alleging forcible entry, wrongful eviction, and forcible detainer. He is seeking damages and to be allowed back into his home.

Read the full story at The Fresno Bee.