Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day! Please don't litter!

There's littering and then there's felony littering.

The dumped house

Here's a story about our local environment reported in today's Pensacola News Journal.

A contractor charged with dumping an entire home on another man's property received a suspended sentence Monday, and the victim isn't happy with the outcome.

Otis Jerome English, 57, originally charged with felony littering, pleaded to a lesser, misdemeanor offense and charges of trespassing and disturbing the peace. English faced up to five years in state prison if convicted of the original felony charge. His trial was scheduled to begin this week. Geeker also ordered English to pay $1,100 in restitution to property owner Jonathan Owens, co-owner of the Alexakos & Owens construction company.
For the complete story go to the Pensacola News Journal's site.

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