Mayor Ketron Out To Get Litterers (Includes Video of Alleged Incident)

Feb 26, 2022 at 02:37 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Recent video from Sunday (Feb. 20, 2022) of two subjects dumping a sofa in the area of Shores Road.

Putting Teethin Fines

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron is trying to get legislation passed that will make littering fines $500 for first offense and $1,000 on second, instead of $25...

Clearing up the problem of littering in Rutherford County has been a growing concern among residents throughout the area. Evidently, it has been such a strong issue, the Rutherford County Mayors Office asked for cameras to be installed in several rural areas that are known to be illegal drop off points for everything from old furniture, mattresses to even cats and dogs.

Local resident’s are also fighting the litterbugs with home surveillance cameras.

In one of the more recent cases of illegal dumping that was caught on camera, two men can be seen working feverishly to unload a sofa from the bed of a pickup truck. The sofa drop-off also included what appeared to be a few pieces of wood mixed with sawdust and dirt. The incident took place this past Sunday morning at 11:30 on Shores Road near Almaville Road.

According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Ramy Ibrahim reported that the truck appeared to be blue in color and was a crew cab. The truck had extended driver’s and passenger side mirrors.

In the video, one of the two men can be heard saying, "Sorry Joe," after accidently hitting his friend with debris, so one of the two suspects goes by the name of “Joe.”

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People who have information about the littering duo are asked to call Sheriff’s Detective Christian Wrather at 615-904-3093 and leave a message.

The Sheriff’s Office relies on our community residents for information about crimes of all levels.

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