JONESBORO, AR (KAIT/WHBQ) - Law enforcement in Crittenden County arrested a man they say was caught illegally dumping nearly 100 tires into a ditch on Kingstore Road.
According to television station WHBQ in Memphis, 71-year-old Sammy Southerland is now in jail and charged with illegal dumping.
“If it wouldn’t have been for community involvement, we probably wouldn’t have been able to make the arrest,” said Rodney Davis, code enforcement officer. “We still would have to incur the cost of cleaning up the site.”
Davis said it can cost as much as $10,000 to clean up the mess left behind by illegal dumping and it is a major problem in the county.
This most recent incident marks the third illegal dumping within the past year on Kingstore Road.
“You’re going to get caught eventually, you’re going to get away with it for so long and eventually you’re going to get caught,” Davis said.