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Minnesota Man Returns to Jail for Flea Market

Updated: 07/16/2014 10:16 AM
Created: 07/16/2014 9:36 AM WDIO.com

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market.

The Brainerd Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/U964ad ) a judge sent Chad Ross back to jail Friday. He will stay there until his yard sale is cleared or he completes his 270-day sentence.

Ross pleaded guilty in November to three misdemeanor counts of storage of junk and debris. Officials dismissed $6,000 worth in fines after his plea. Ross hadn't cleaned his yard by a February deadline and initially spent 45 days in jail. He set up a large tent with items in his yard after his release.

Ross is let out of jail eight hours a day to do work on his property. The city prosecutor says Ross holds the keys to his own freedom.

___ Information from: The Daily Dispatch, http://www.brainerddispatch.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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