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      Three charged in illegal tire dumping

      Lester Hirner
      Three Hannibal residents are charged after an investigation revealed that they illegally dumped hundreds of tires in areas throughout Ralls County.

      Lester Hirner, 29, Michael Ray Hirner, 32 and Dustin Smith, 35 are charged with legal dumping, according to the Ralls County Sheriff's Office.

      They're charged with dumping hundreds of tires near Lemgri Place, Orchard Road, Pershing Road and Warren Barrett Drive.

      At the time prosecutors filed the charges, Smith was already booked into the Audrain County Jail on unrelated charges.

      Lester Hirner is currently in custody.

      The whereabouts of Michael Hirner are unknown.

      Anyone with information about his location should contact the Ralls County Sheriff's Office at 573-985-5611.