2 Mercer County residents charged with operating illegal outdoor tire storage facility

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CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) – Inspectors with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office have charged two Mercer County residents with operating an illegal outdoor tire storage facility.  

According to investigators, Robert B. Cline and Nickolette Cline, both of Princeton, had been storing hundreds of tires on their property. This prompted a four-month investigation involving WVSFMO inspectors, the W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and Mercer County Litter Control.

The couple was arrested Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  They are both charged with 35 misdemeanor counts of violating State Code 87-1-10, which regulates the storage of tires, and with violating the State Fire Prevention Act.  

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