Performing $3 mortgage inspections and snooping around residential properties to get the required 7 photos can have tragic results. Why does anyone subject themselves to serious injury or death for three dollars? Life is so precious! You may not even get paid as many of the mortgage order mills are on life support.
The Eastern New Mexico News reported on July 14, 2018 that a mortgage field service inspector performing a mortgage drive-by inspection was the target of a felony shooting as he had just completed his required walk around the property and was driving away. Another minute taken with shooting the photos could have ended his life. He barely escaped death. Three shots from an AR-15 assault rifle were fired at the inspector and one shot struck the let rear panel of the truck the mortgage inspector was driving. I have shot the AR-15 at a range in Florida. It is a very powerful and accurate weapon. The judge in this case set a $5,000 bond for a felony shooting at a mortgage field inspector. Why such a low bond for such a serious crime? The inspection fee was probably about $3. How much is the life of a $3 mortgage field inspector worth? Life is so precious! The newspaper report follows.
PORTALES — Officials this week served an arrest warrant on a man they found “hiding in a dog house” last week after allegedly shooting at an inspector with an “AR-15 style rifle,” earlier in the day, according to court documents and a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff Office.
Tanner Kube, 29, was charged with felony shooting at or from a motor vehicle in connection with a July 5 incident at a property on the 4000 block of South Roosevelt Road 18, according to court records. Joseph Lujan “told deputies that he was at the address verifying occupancy for the bank that he work for” around 1:30 p.m. that day and was “taking pictures of the residence and property” just before he got into his truck and “heard loud bangs”.
“He said that he then noticed someone in his rear view mirror holding a lever action rifle … and appeared to be yelling at him,” wrote deputy David Meeks. “Lujan said he pulled over down the road to call the Police and this is when he saw that one of the bullets had struck the left rear quarter panel of his truck.”
A search warrant ultimately turned up Kube on the property “hiding in a small dome shaped structure,” described in the press release as a dog house.
Kube initially denied any such confrontation, Meeks wrote, but “later admitted that he fired three shots off, two being in the air and one at the pole gate at the exit of his property,” and “that he used an AR-15 style rifle.”
Kube was arrested that same day for a probation violation and remained Friday in the Roosevelt County Jail without bond on that charge, but was approved for a $5,000 cash or surety bond on the newer charge. He was conditionally appointed a public defender, but it was not clear Friday if a specific attorney was yet assigned.
Kube is scheduled for a preliminary examination July 25.