July 19, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH
ILLEGAL TIRE DUMPING
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that charges were
filed against an individual for the unlawful hauling, storage and
disposal of scrap tires and related offenses.
Torrell Wharton, 26, of the 1700 block of Emerson Avenue, Salisbury,
was arrested on a six-count criminal information filed in the District
Court of Maryland for Wicomico County charging him with the unlawful
transporting and storage of scrap tires, the disposal of scrap tires
for monetary gain, as well as fourth degree burglary and the obtaining
of services by bad check.
is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The maximum penalty for unlawful storage or transportation of scrap
tires is a $10,000 fine, and the maximum penalty for disposal of
scrap tires for monetary gain is $25,000 and/or five years. The
maximum penalty for obtaining services by bad check is $100 and/or
18 months and the maximum penalty for burglary in the fourth degree
is three years.
was arrested by Maryland State Police and released after posting
$20,000 bond. No trial date has been scheduled.