Pleads guilty

A Rockwall County man has pleaded guilty of illegally disposing litter in Hunt County.

A Rockwall County man has pleaded guilty of illegally disposing litter in Hunt County.

Ernest Christopher Grant, 49, of Fate, was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in February on one count of illegal dumping in the amount of more than 200 pounds or more than 200 square feet.

Grant was alleged in the indictment to have dumped litter in a non-approved location and/or on private property in Hunt County on Aug. 15, 2015.

Grant previously pleaded guilty to the indictment during a November  17 hearing in the 196th  District Court.

Under a plea bargain arrangement, Grant was sentenced to 18 months in state jail.

The illegal dumping charge carries a maximum sentence upon conviction of up to two years in state jail.

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