Man caught on camera dumping in desert, arrested by El Paso Sheriff’s Office


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A social media video led to the arrest of a man accused of illegally dumping.

Olaoye Amussah, 27, is facing charges of illegal dumping of more than 51 pounds but less than 500, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in a news release.

He allegedly is the man in the above video dumping a mattress and a table in the desert near the 2000 block of Jobe Road.

He was arrested on April 27 by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility. 

“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that Illegal Dumping is punishable up to a third-degree felony dependent on the circumstance surrounding the offense,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Generally, the penalty is (1) a fine (2) confinement in jail; or (3) both fine and confinement.”

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