- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The owner of a partially collapsed building in downtown Pine Bluff has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to remove or repair the building.

The Pine Bluff Commercial (https://bit.ly/2eNSh3V ) reports that Garland Trice was sentenced Monday. The sentence will be suspended if Trice demolishes the building. Trice was also fined $1,000.

The roof of the building collapsed onto its third floor in July 2014, causing a section of Main Street to be closed for more than two years.

Trice was found guilty in August 2015 of violating a city ordinance for failing to demolish the building, and he later appealed.

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Information from: Pine Bluff Commercial, https://www.pbcommercial.com

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