Neighbors Fighting To Keep Comatose Man From Eviction

Posted at 10:21 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:56:56-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Friends and neighbors said they're fighting to keep a man who laid in a coma for months from being evicted from his home.

Steve Bullard fell into a drug-induced coma when he apparently mixed up his medications, back in January.

He has been hospitalized ever since.

Bullard's friend and neighbor Scott Overstreet has been caring for Bullard's home and pets over the last nearly seven months.

Overstreet said no one has been able to access Bullard's bank account to pay his bills during that time.

According to Overstreet, Bullard has awoken from his coma but has been unable to communicate enough to pass along his bank information, and now his landlord has been threatening to begin the eviction process.

"He has nowhere to go if this were to occur," Overstreet said. "He has no family member that is able to take him on when he comes out of the hospital."

Neighbors who have been caring for his home and cats are now raising money to try and take care of some of the bills and to take care of repairs to Bullard's severely dilapidated mobile home.

Bullard will be wheelchair bound when he returns home in a few months and will need a new ramp and deck built.

Overstreet said he is looking for any contractors willing to donate time or materials to provide some of the repairs.