An Augusta man arrested Tuesday on a charge of illegal dumping was denied bond Wednesday.
Shannor B. Trotty, 48, made his first court appearance Wednesday in Richmond County Magistrate Court. Chief Judge William D. Jennings III declined to set bond.
According to the arrest warrant, Trotty is suspected of dumping around 1,540 pounds of commercial building debris on the 1100 block of Sharps Lane on Oct. 23.
The Richmond County Marshal’s Office arrested Trotty for felony violation of the Waste Control Law. Trotty was also cited with six code violations pertaining to the mismanagement of waste and illegally dumped commercial and/or construction site refuse, according to a press release from the Marshal’s Office.
According to a case report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, debris dumped at the site included carpet, linoleum, roofing tar, paint cans, building sealant, wood planks, subfloor, electrical outlets, fiberglass insulation, rags, metal shelving and food containers.
Documents and other information found at the dump site lead authorities to believe Trotty was involved. He was taken into custody following a traffic stop on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the 3400 block of Wrightsboro Road.
Trotty is the third person charged with a felony for illegal dumping made in the past three months by the Richmond County Marshal’s Office.
Any citizen who suspects illegal dumping is encouraged to report it to the Marshal’s Office at (706) 821-2368. Callers may remain anonymous.
Two other men charged with illegal dumping are Octavius Mack, 36, who is accused of dumping 158 tires on Lyman Street, and Roger Dickens, 47, who is accused of dumping 44 tires on Old Highway 1, according to court records.
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