Father and son arrested for littering

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Anthony Sr. (left) and Anthony Jr.

Ocala, Florida — A father and son have been arrested for dumping nearly 1,000 lbs of trash on the back-end of someone else’s property.

Anthony Leonardo Sr., 55, and Anthony Leonardo Jr., 32, were arrested on June 9, 2014, after the victim reported that a large amount of trash had been dumped on his property.

The trash consisted of two large black couches, night stands, dressers, a large amount of carpet and several filled black trash bags. The trash bags contained mail with the address of 1425 NW 83rd Place which turned out to be vacant and completely empty. The carpet had also been stripped from the floors.

A neighbor told deputies that Anthony Sr. and Anthony Jr. had cleaned out the house, including the furniture and carpet. The neighbor also told deputies that the father and son lived right down the street from the house they had cleaned out.

Both suspects were located down the street while they were outside mowing grass.

They were asked to meet at the Marion County Sheriff’s North District Office for questioning, to which they both agreed.

Initially, during questioning, they denied dumping the trash, but later admitted they dumped it after being paid $175.00 to clean out the house.

Both were arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Anthony Leonardo Sr. was charged with Conservation Environment Littering/Commercial Hazard over 500 lbs (F) and Violation of Probation in a previous arrest for burglary.

Anthony Leonardo Jr. was also charged with Conservation Environment Littering/Commercial Hazard over 500 lbs (F) and Violation of Probation in a previous arrest for burglary.

They are being held on $7,000 bond each.

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