Repo regulations revisited in Okolona

By The Associated Press

OKOLONA — The city of Okolona will hold a public hearing May 14 to sort out complaints that its new ordinance for repossessing vehicles runs afoul of laws already in place.

The Okolona Board of Aldermen voted in March to adopt rules for companies and individuals repossessing cars in the community in response to an altercation earlier this year.

The Chickasaw Journal reports that the board backed up this week and scheduled the public hearing.

The city’s action in March was sparked by an incident where a vehicle was repossessed at night and the owner thought it was being stolen. Okolona police were called to the scene.

The city wanted to require companies and individuals who repossess cars to register with the police department.