- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

WHITE CITY, Ore. (AP) - A White City man who skipped his trial on felony pollution charges has appeared in court to face allegations that he dumped garbage in a creek, among other claims.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/aw2UaK ) that 43-year-old Joshua Michael Smith appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court on Wednesday on a bench warrant issued for him on April 4 when he failed to come to a court appearance two days before his scheduled trial.

Smith is accused of dumping garbage while running an illegal White City auto-salvage yard that he later abandoned, leaving the landlord to pay for the cleanup.

He had been released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court on May 23 for a pre-trial conference.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


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