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April 9, 2004


Terrell County-- The Dawson man in jail for a trashy yard has been in trouble for it before.

In fact, 50-year-old Willie McCray was previously found guilty of contempt of court for not cleaning up his yard.

Willie McCray's lawyer took photos of his property Friday.

It's now cleaned up, but over the last couple of years, McCray has been repeatedly ordered to clean his property.

After a judge ordered him to clean up, and he didn't, he was found guilty of contempt of court.

He got 142 months probation and given 10 days to clean it up or pay 100 dollars a day in fines. Neighbor Tanarus Jones says, "When I see anything over here I see him fixing on it. He get it and take it back to the owner. He makes money like that."

Apparently his yard was littered with broken appliances which he was fixing. McCray's attorney says she hopes now that the yard is cleaned up that she can get McCray out of jail.

Municipal Court Judge Henry Williams, who sentenced McCray, declined comment.

Posted at 4:31 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com