ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons plans to fight their eviction notice, according to their attorney.

Casey and Sandy Parsons are due in court October 7th for a hearing about the eviction. Sandy's father, William Parsons, alleges Casey and Sandy owe thousands of dollars in back rent, plus money for items removed from the house.

The eviction fight could get ugly depending upon what happens in court.

Court officials say no matter who a judge rules in favor of during the hearing, the other side has 10 days to appeal.

If at that point Casey and Sandy are still in the house and haven't moved out, Sandy's parents can file a writ with the court. That would bring deputies to the house to physically remove them, or padlock the doors. For now, they can stay in the house.

Family attorney Carlyle Sherrill says despite the eviction notice, a postponed DSS hearing, being fingerprinted and questioned by authorities this week, Casey and Sandy are in good spirits, likely because they visited with their two youngest children earlier this week.

DSS removed the kids from the family home shortly after Erica was reported missing.

Could have something to do with they feel like they're making progress in the juvenile hearing, Sherrill said.

No one has been arrested or charged in Erica's disappearance.

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