posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
You got the crux of why the officer arrested him correctly enough.
The facts leading up to it though, are buried over a lot of years and court cases, but it apparently started when they enacted a new law dealing with
restrictions on scrap yards. This guy was found to be noncompliant on several points. He was letting chemicals leak into a watershed, mainly gasoline,
diesel, radiator fluid, oil, and transmission fluid. Additionally inoperable vehicles have to be kept on the property itself, and behind a barrier to
prevent it being a visual nuisance.
This started back in like 2001, and he was given time to rectify the situation but kept refusing, stating it was “impractical to do so”. The state
allowed him to continue to work on the land using his dealership license to sell operable vehicles, and started to remove the inoperable vehicles that
were in violation then sold them off as scrap to what is obviously this guys competitor. While this was occurring, this gentleman started bringing in
more inoperable scrapped vehicles and refilling the areas that the state was clearing out. He was turning it into a never ending game of whack-a-mole
in the obvious hopes that he would cost the state so much money they would give up. This apparently not only backfired on him miserably, but it cost
him the rest of his business and his land.
Also he was silly in his approach to get this taken care of through the courts, including filing motions with the incorrect courts that could not
overturn the other courts who had already ruled on it. It sounds like he was trying to act as his own legal representation, and you know what they say
about that ( a man who represents himself has a fool for a client
). He got one favorable ruling from one judge who obviously did not understand
the entire situation, but it was from a court who could not overturn the other courts who ruled on it. The best that I can figure out. So he is
running around with this one favorable judgment from a court that had to dismiss the case, trying to say he still owns his property.