Hannibal man facing three felony counts after truckload of trash is collected on county road

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Lee Robert Fortney | Photo courtesy of Ralls County Sheriff's Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Hannibal man has been charged with three counts of criminal disposition of solid waste, a Class E felony, after turning himself in to the Hannibal Police Department.

A deputy with the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department was on patrol near Silvers Lane and Pershing Road south of Hannibal on Feb. 14 when a large amount of trash and household debris that been dumped on the county road was noticed. The deputy also received reports from citizens of trash and household debris being dumped along the entire length of Antioch Lane.

Deputies cleared the roads and contacted the Ralls County Road and Bridge Department to assist with the cleanup. Deputies investigated the trash and debris and determined the trash belonged to Lee Robert Fortney of Hannibal.  Ralls County Road and Bridge Department personnel filled a dumptruck with debris from the roads. 

Deputies presented their findings to Ralls County Prosecuting Attorney Rodney Rodenbaugh.  Ralls County Judge David C. Mobley issued a warrant on March 1 charging Fortney with three counts of criminal disposition of solid waste, a Class E felony. Mobley set Fortney’s bond at $25,000.   

Fortney posted bond and is scheduled to appear in Ralls County Associate Court on March 13. 

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