The Ralls County Sheriff’s office on May 2 received numerous complaints of illegal dumping that had occurred on Lemgri Place, Orchard Road, Pershing Road and on Warren Barrett Drive that involved hundreds of scrap tires.
After a one month long investigation three subjects were found to be involved and the matter was referred to the Ralls County Prosecutors Office for charges.
As a result $10,000 cash only felony warrants were issued on June 18 for 29-year-old Lester David Hirner of Hannibal, 32-year-old Michael Ray Hirner of Hannibal; and 35-year-old Dustin James Smith of Hannibal.
Smith was already incarcerated in the Audrain County Jail and served with his arrest warrant. Lester Hirner is in custody and has been served his arrest warrant. Michael Hirner has not been located and arrested. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Hirner is asked to contact local law enforcement.
The Ralls County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Missouri Division of Natural Resources (Northeast Regional Office) during this investigation.