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Three Cited For Tampering With Utilities

Summerville police cited three people on Thursday for tampering with the city’s water system, according to Policeman Matt Pritchett.

Those cited are: Misty Bryant, Mary Ruth Bryant, 54, and Tyler Lee Gordy, 23. All of them live at 159 Alexander Street where they allegedly tampered or benefited from the water meter being turned on, according to Summerville Police records.

“[They] did knowingly receive benefits by acts of diversion by tampering with a locked water meter. Miss Byrant did state she did know the water was on and suspected Tyler Gordy of cutting the lock,” Officer Pritchett stated.

The meter was locked on April 12. A city employee discovered the lock was cut on May 9 and 9,200 gallons of water had been used.