Deputies arrest Ladson man accused of illegal dumping near Berkeley Co. cemetery

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 12:36 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2018 at 6:53 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of illegally dumped materials.

Deputies investigated a complaint about roofing shingles dumped near the Cherry Hill Cemetery in January, which led them to Larry Rayford Carr as a suspect.

The incident report from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says a neighbor told deputies Carr does roofing work under the business name Carr Roofing.

Edmund Pinnacle, the chairperson for the cemetery, said finding the garbage at the cemetery was especially hurtful for him.

"They're my family," Pinnacle said as he talked about a large portion of the graves in the cemetery. "All of these people."

Pinnacle said trash has been illegally dumped at the cemetery in the past.

"They don't care," Pinnacle said. "They just want to dump their trash wherever they can."

Stacy Harris from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office came to the cemetery after Edmund called 911. He was shocked at how much trash there was.

"There's shingles, there's roof gutters, there's metal, there's nails," Harris said.

A warrant was obtained for Carr's arrest pertaining to littering over 500 pounds, according to deputies.

Carr was told to clean up the shingles but refused. A Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said in a Facebook post that he was playing "hide and seek."

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