Felony arrest made in tire dumping case

An Augusta man accused of dumping more than two tons of tires on Lyman Street in July made his initial appearance Monday in Richmond County Magistrate Court.

 

Octavious Mack, 36, was arrested Friday by the Richmond County Marshal’s Office for violation of the waste control law and obstruction of an officer. Magistrate Judge Stephen Shepard set a $10,000 bond Monday for Mack.

The marshal’s office spent several weeks working on the case to find out who dumped 195 tires, weighing 5,080 pounds, at 2530 Lyman St. on July 19, according to a news release. Mack’s arrest on a felony charge of illegal dumping is the first such felony arrest by the marshal’s office in over 20 years, according to the release.

The investigation led to the original buyer of the tires and to Mack of S & M Tires, who was paid to mount and balance the tires, according to the incident report. When confronted by Deputy Marshal Larry Bracken, Mack became agitated and when asked to produce his business license and identification, he fled.

Bracken wrote that Mack ran from him and that he tased Mack while chasing him through a wood area.

Mack said Monday there was not an altercation but he was tased. According to the judge, Mack has had 19 prior arrests. According to court records in Richmond County Superior Court, Mack has felony convictions for theft in 2001 and forgery in 2009.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

 

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