ROCKINGHAM — A Cumberland County man is going through a felony littering cost for allegedly dumping a lot more than 12 tons of trash in a Richmond County community.
According to a push launch from Sheriff Mark Gulledge, residents claimed the incident on Nov. 11 following an individual dumped a substantial sum of trash and particles at 158 Brewington Ave. in the Philadelphia community.
“Investigators created sales opportunities determining GFL Environmental as the resource of the illegal exercise,” Gulledge explained.
GFL is a squander administration corporation with functions throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to the company internet site. One particular of its drop-off web-sites is in Hope Mills.
“Representatives of GFL Environmental responded to the place to guide with the investigation and elimination of the debris,” Gulledge stated, including that the company eradicated 12.58 tons of particles from the web site.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Business office billed 53-calendar year-aged Malcolm Clement Williams, of Hope Mills, with a person count of littering in excess of 500 lbs .. Gulledge mentioned Williams, who was employed with GFL, was offered a $50,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to surface in court docket Dec. 2.
“(Iif not for customers of the community getting a stand and reporting this incident so speedily, it could have led to a bigger mess and more challenging to make the arrest,” Gulledge stated.
Data demonstrate Williams has no other pending rates or prior convictions in the condition.
All defendants going through felony charges are presumed innocent until established guilty in a court of legislation.