Several warrants have been issued for the arrest of 34-year-old Donald Leverette, Channel 2 Action News reported. Union City police say he dumped more than 1,000 tires behind one subdivision.
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1,000 tires dumped behind metro Atlanta subdivision, police say

Police are searching for a man they say dumped more than 1,000 tires behind a Union City subdivision where homes run as high as $500,000.

Donald Leverette, 34, is wanted in Union City and other jurisdictions across metro Atlanta, police Officer Jerald January said in a news release.

He “has several warrants ... in the metro area for the same offense,” he said. 

Several warrants have been issued for the arrest of Donald Leverette, who is accused of illegally dumping more than 1,000 tires in Union City.
Photo: Union City Police Department

According to police, Leverette dumped tires along Oakhurst Way in an undeveloped area around Union City’s Southwind subdivision.

“The Union City Police Department has been actively working with concerned citizens of Southwind to solve this matter,” January said. 

Residents in the area say they are concerned the tires are an environmental and health hazard.

Homeowner John Taylor told Channel 2 Action News he and his neighbors work hard to maintain their properties.

“To know that someone can just come in and dump that behind our homes, it’s beyond just frustrating,” he said. “It’s devastating.”

He said he is concerned about environmental and health hazards the tires are causing. 

“I have three children,” Taylor said. “I am terrified because I live directly down the street in front of those tires.”