DETROIT (WJBK) - Caught for a second time, a man is facing charges with penalties including time behind bars for illegally dumping in Detroit.
John Evans, 53, was charged with three counts of scrap tires, a violation involving 50 or more tires. That's a 180-day misdemeanor and/or $5,000 to $10,000 in fines, along with 100 hours of community service.
But since he had a similar case in 2015, all three counts are considered second offense, which increases the penalty to a 1-year misdemeanor and $2,500 to $5,000 in fines.
Police say between Sept. 18 and Oct. 5, Evans was caught on camera dumping tires from his pick-up truck in the area of Buchanan and West Forest at least five times. He's accused of dumping more than 250 tires.
On Oct. 10, someone allegedly witnesses Evans illegally dumping tires for the 6th time and called police. The suspect's vehicle was impounded and he was issued blight violations that totaled more than $10,000.
Officials say back in 2015, Evans rented a flatbed U-Haul truck and dumped 75 tires in the alley in the 17000 block of West Warren. A business owner caught him and called police. He was charged with one count of scrap tires.