Basile man pleads guilty to illegally burning waste tires
Thursday, an Evangeline Parish man who was arrested on March 27 for illegally burning waste tires in the Town of Basile, pled guilty to state criminal environmental charges in 13th Judicial District Court in Ville Platte.
Leroy Hardy, 70, of Basile, pled guilty to one felony count of disposing of a substance which could endanger human life and health. As a result of his guilty plea on that charge, Hardy was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and fined $1,000. Hardy was also ordered to clean up the property and pay $960 to DEQ for the cost of investigation. The Honorable Judge Thomas F. Fuselier of the 13th Judicial District Court presided over the case.
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