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LCSO: Two men arrested for dumping tires in Apalachicola National Forest

Posted at 11:48 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 12:08:12-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Two men were arrested after Leon County deputies say they dumped more than 2,000 pounds of tires into the Apalachicola National Forest.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the area of Forest Road 305 and Rivers Road.

Deputies say the call noted that a vehicle was driving a flatbed trailer full of tires into the Apalachicola National Forest. While heading to the scene, deputies saw the suspected vehicle with a now empty trailer driving in the area.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke with the driver, 49-year-old Lonnie Brumley and his passenger, 41-year-old Anthony Harris.

During the traffic stop, deputies discovered that Brumley did not have a valid driver's license.

While investigating, deputies were able to determine that Brumley and Harris took 62 tires, weighing between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds and illegally dumped them into the Forest.

Based on the evidence, both men were arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

LCSO says Harris was out on bond for charges related to grand theft and dealing stolen property when this incident occurred.

Both Brumley and Harris are being charged with littering over 500 pounds.