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Caldwell Man Pleads Guilty In Tire Dumping Case

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE - Terry Dorton Anderson, 49, of Caldwell, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to two counts of injury to government property for dumping junk tires in two locations on public lands in Owyhee County managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Anderson was indicted on September 9, 2014, by a federal grand jury in Boise.

According to the plea agreement, Anderson admitted to dumping approximately 450 tires, in Squaw Creek Canyon near Highway 95 south of Marsing. Anderson also admitted dumping at least 200 hundred tires near a dirt road off Highway 78. The parties agreed that the Anderson’s illegal dumping caused over $14,500 in damages (as measured in clean-up costs). The tire dumping incidents occurred between July and December, 2012.

Anderson faces up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release. Anderson has also agreed to pay restitution of $14,500 for the tires dumped in Squaw Creek Canyon and an additional amount of not less than $7,157, for the tires dumped off Highway 78 if he does not remove them according to the conditions set by BLM by early summer 2015.

Sentencing is set for January 21, 2015, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and Owyhee County Sheriff’s and Prosecutor’s Offices.

Updated December 15, 2014