North Carolina man accused of dumping 500 pounds of litter next to railroad

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Jonathan Wesley Davis, 35, of Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. – A North Carolina man is accused of dumping more than 500 pounds of litter next to a railroad track.

The Gaston Gazette reported that Jonathan Wesley Davis, 35, of Gastonia, faces charges of littering, trespassing on a railroad right of way and impeding the operation of a railroad.

Police said the suspect scattered more than 500 pounds of roofing material onto a railroad access road, preventing maintenance crews from being able to access the rails.

The incident happened sometime between May 14 and May 15, according to the Gaston Gazette.

The paper reported that the suspect was released from jail on an unsecured bond.