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Burn ban complainer charged with violating it

Staff writer

Mitchell A. Moffett, Peabody, who appeared at county commission March 19 to complain about a countywide burn ban, has been charged in court with violating it.

Moffett was charged in district court April 3 with violation of a burn ban. The charge stems from a March 12 fire during a one-week burn ban.

Moffett said during the commission meeting that he’d gotten a ticket for a burning stump his neighbor started.

“It offends me when other people tell me what to do and what not to do because it makes me feel stupid and I don’t know,” Moffett said. “As far as banning me from burning, I’m going to light it every day that you ban me.”

Last modified April 12, 2018