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Man arrested after truck sinks in Charlotte County pond

Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 22:52:37-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man is accused of dumping his truck into a pond in front of the Charlotte County Jail.

It happened Tuesday night when a detention officer saw a pick-up truck floating in the catfish pond.

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The officer saw 35-year-old Tristin Murphy standing nearby, watching the truck sink to the bottom.

The truck was later pulled from the pond. No one was inside.

Murphy was charged for Littering over 500 pounds of Hazardous Material.

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Tristan Murphy