An 82-year-old lady in Alabama was arrested this week after failing to pay her delinquent trash invoice, authorities stated.
Martha Louis Menefield, of Valley, was arrested Sunday after which launched on bond, in accordance with a Tuesday assertion from Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds that was posted on the town’s Fb web page.
Menefield was issued a quotation in August by metropolis code enforcement officers in Valley, about 80 miles northeast of Montgomery, for failing to pay for trash providers within the months of June, July and August.
Code enforcement officers tried to name Menefield a number of occasions and tried to contact her at her dwelling, the assertion stated.
“When contact couldn’t be made, a door hanger was left at her residence,” the assertion stated. “The hanger contained data on the rationale for the go to and a reputation and call telephone quantity for her to name. The quotation suggested Ms. Menefield that she was to look in courtroom on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case.”
When Menefield failed to look in courtroom, a warrant for “Failure to Pay-Trash” was issued, the assertion stated.
Menefield has a historical past of failing to pay her trash invoice, in accordance with Reynolds’ assertion.
Her trash providers had been suspended thrice previously two years, and there have been greater than 22 incidents of suspensions and revocations of trash providers since 2006, the assertion stated.
Reynolds stated the police division was mandated to arrest Menefield.
“Whereas our officers can use their discretionary judgment on sure issues, the enforcement of an arrest warrant issued by the courtroom and signed by a Justice of the Peace, shouldn’t be considered one of them,” Reynolds stated within the assertion.
“Ms. Menefield was handled respectfully by our officers within the efficiency of their duties and was launched on a bond as prescribed by the violation.”
Menefield couldn’t instantly be reached for remark by NBC Information.
Commenters on the town’s Fb web page had been outraged by the arrest of an aged citizen.
One commenter wrote: “That could be a severely disgusting and hateful factor to do. What a disgrace officers assume that that is okay.”