Three men who pleaded guilty to illegally dumping used tires on a vacant lot in southern Baltimore were sentenced to 100 hours or more of community service, according to a Maryland assistant attorney general.
The guilty were identified by prosecutors as Sanquel E. Prince, 26, whose last known address was in the 3700 block of Koppers St. in Violetville; Al K. Singleton, 25, of the 4600 block of Pimlico Road; and Bobby S. Queen, 26, of the 3000 block of Oakford Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.
Each man was fined $5,000, which was reduced by Judge David Mitchell to $1,000.
Mitchell ordered Prince and Singleton to perform 100 hours of community service. Queen, who also pleaded guilty to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service.
In October 1996, Maryland State Police officers assigned to the Environmental Crimes Unit spotted the three dumping a truckload of tires in a lot near Interstate 95 and Russell Street near Camden Yards, said Frank Mann of the state prosecutor's office.
Defense attorney James K. Fowley, representing Queen and Prince, described his clients as scapegoats for a used-tire salesman who he said paid the three men $100 for each truckload of tires they dumped.
Pub Date: 9/04/99