Trust sues Oklahoma Salvation Army branch

MUSKOGEE, OK. (AP) - A trust has filed a lawsuit seeking rent and damages from the Salvation Army's Muskogee Corps.

The Denola Alyne James Trust filed the lawsuit in Muskogee County District Court, alleging the Salvation Army agreed to provide all maintenance for the building and accept it in "as is" condition. The Muskogee Phoenix reports that sometime after Dec. 1, 2010, the sprinkler system froze and burst, leaving the building with more than $75,000 in damage.

The filing also alleges the Salvation Army owes $13,600 in rent.

Capt. Ben Walters with the Muskogee Salvation Army branch says officials plan to resolve the matter quickly and continue service as normal.

The Salvation Army provides meals for the homeless and daytime shelter in harsh weather conditions.

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