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3 Arrested for Felony Littering in Pierson

ⓒ Volusia Sheriff's Office

Three men were arrested by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office last week for dumping 860 pounds of trash in Pierson, according to a report from the VSO. The dump occurred near the entrance to the Lake George Wildlife Management Area.

The VSO responded to the site of the dumping, and were moving trash out of the road along with area residents when they discovered the piece of evidence that would lead them to their suspects: a receipt amongst the trash from Winn-Dixie. There, two cans of Bumble Bee tuna and two jugs of spring water had been purchased.

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Deputies brought the receipt to the Winn-Dixie store in question and were able to work with the store to identify three men believed to have dumped the trash. Upon tracking them down, deputies were apparently able to procure a confession.

The men reportedly told deputies that they’d recently completed an insulation job, and that one of them came up with the idea to leave the waste on a back road to save the trouble of taking it to the dump. He reportedly said he knew it was a bad idea, but figured it’d be more convenient.

The three suspects arrested by the VSO are 51-year-old James Dunne, 21-year-old Connor Dunne, and 24-year-old Kyle Hayes. All three were charged with littering over 500 pounds, a felony. Hayes has prior bookings for driving under the influence and burglary.

L-R: Connor Dunne, James Dunne, and Kyle Hayes. ⓒ Volusia County Branch Jail

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. BK

    July 1, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    I wish Flagler County would take littering this seriously. I am tired of the trash lining our local roadways. County Road 304, a beautiful country road is trashed every day; no sooner does the county clean it up and mow the shoulders that it starts all over. The County Commission needs to implement a $1200 fine for littering, and that includes all the people who throw their nasty cigarette butts on the ground and beach. Maybe consider that if it’s too nasty to keep in your car it may be too nasty to put in your body?

  2. TR

    July 1, 2024 at 10:01 pm

    What a lame excuse for dumping this trash. But it also tells the truth that people are becoming lazy and stupid to do the right thing. So instead of paying to dump this trash, they have a record and higher fines to pay. not to mention a father and a son working together, breaking the law together gets arrested together. Nice way to teach your kid on how to break the law. Criminals are not the sharpest tool in the shed. If they were they would get caught.

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