Contractor may face charges for illegal dumping
BULLHEAD CITY – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has identified the contractor who reportedly admitted directing employees to dump concrete waste product in a Mohave Valley wash. Likely facing prosecution for the illegal dumping incident is Roger Coon.
The MCSO has referred the matter to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office to determine if and what charges should be brought against Roger Coon, owner of Coon Construction. The agency said the Arizona Registrar of Contractors provided information in the investigation that began Friday, Jan. 20.
It was a citizen tip that alerted deputies that two men in a red Ford F150 were spotted dumping the debris. Two Fort Mohave men were contacted following a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle.
The MCSO said David Arnett, 55, and Alfred Nemeti, 49, were charged with criminal littering after they admitted disposing the concrete and said they were directed to do so by their boss. The agency said Coon admitting instructing the workers to dump the debris.