Two men face charges of illegal dumping after police found a nearly 4-foot high pile of plastic and electronic material, according to an arrest affidavit.
When officers arrived at the apartment in the 500 block of Brook Drive in Killeen, they saw a pile of items between the street and sidewalk that extended the length of the house, the affidavit stated. The pile was about 3- to 4-feet high and consisted of items such as televisions and radios. Officers saw two men in the backyard, who they identified as James William Noe, 47, and Willie Charles Anderson Jr., 27.
The backyard of the home consisted of trash piles with electronics, furniture, rubber tires, wood, paper, spoiled food, clothing, wiring, bicycles, toys, glass, scrap metal, appliances, three large wooden moving crates full of similar items and a flat trailer packed with washing machines and electronics. Anderson said he lives at the residence and that most of the items in the backyard were his, the affidavit stated. The men strip the items in order to scrap them for money.
The owner of the property lives in the residence with her children and stated the items in the yard belong to Anderson and his friend, “Jimmy,” the affidavit stated.
More than 600 cubic yards of items were removed by the city’s Solid Waste Department from the front of the public right of way. The property is not an approved solid waste site and the items in the front yard were within 300 feet of the right of way.
Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Noe and Anderson on Thursday, setting their bail at $20,000 each.