Friday, April 30, 2010

Illegal Tire Dumping Leads to Felony Arrest

Investigators with the Tyrone Police Department made an arrest Wednesday in connection to an unlawful dumping case involving scrap tires. Charles Ejemba of John’s Creek was arrested at his home on a warrant and is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail awaiting bond. The Tyrone Police Department received a complaint on April 19, 2010 that a large quantity of used tires had been dumped on private property in the Town limits and began an investigation. Evidence located in the pile of tires led police to Manheim Auto Auction in Red Oak and then to the suspect, who operates a scrap tire removal service. The Georgia EPD is also looking into charges that the suspect falsified State manifests and used another carrier’s ID number on the paperwork. Ejemba has been charged with one felony count of Unlawful Dumping for Commercial Purposes. Aside from being unsightly and expensive to dispose of, scrap tires pose a public health risk because water pools inside of them making them perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

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