Police charge man littered nightly on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh

From staff reportsApril 2, 2013 

Byron Edwin Barrett


— A 24-year-old man was disposing of trash daily in the median of New Bern Avenue for two weeks, according to a charge that Raleigh police filed when they arrested him Monday night.

Byron Edwin Barrett, who was also identified in a magistrate’s arrest order as Kim Je Hyuk and who told police he is a student at Wake Tech, was stopped at New Bern Avenue and North Rogers Lane at about 10:30 p.m., an arrest report states.

In the arrest order, police charge that he met the law’s minimum of 15 pounds of litter for a misdemeanor that carries a fine of $500 to $2,000 and a requirement for 24 to 100 hours of picking up litter or some other community service.

Police wrote that Barrett littered “each night by throwing out a[nd] scattering a white kitchen bag of household trash in the median of Highway 64 in Raleigh near the river.”

The charge says it went on from March 15 until Monday night.

Barrett was being held Tuesday on $500 bail for a court appearance.

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