Courtesy photoApproximately 37 tires were dumped near the Early Grove voting precinct.
County goes after illegal dumpers
A Moscow, Tenn., resident was fined for the dumping of waste tires in Marshall County, according to county zoning director Ken Jones.
The case was heard by justice court judge Mae Garrison, who fined the man court costs of $283.50 and $500 restitution to Marshall County.
Jones said about 37 tires were found at the location, near the parking lot of the Early Grove voting precinct.
Surveillance cameras were used to identify the suspect. The tires were dumped March 7 at 1:20 p.m.
Jones said the defendant told the court he changed tires on his property.
“This is not the first judgement on tires, but the county is working to vigorously prosecute,” Jones said. “People don’t think we’re trying to identify and prosecute people dumping illegally, but we are.”
Jones said he has 18 complaints waiting action in justice court. The illegal dumping is taking place all over the county, he said.
He said the cameras are getting hits at everybody’s favorite dumping spots.