3. Where a writ is endorsed with a claim against a defendant relating to the detention of movable property only, then, if that defendant fails to enter an appearance, the plaintiff may, after the time limited for appearing, at his option enter either —
interlocutory judgment against the defendant for the delivery of the property or their value to be assessed and costs; or
interlocutory judgment for the value of the property to be assessed and costs,
and proceed with the action against the other defendants, if any.