2010 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Or Welfare
Chapter 72 - Water and Watercourses
§ 5-72-109 - Injuring levees.

5-72-109. Injuring levees.

(a) Should any person cut, break, or in any way damage any public levee constructed or to be constructed, by authority of this state, or paid for or to be paid for, out of any funds of this state, or out of the funds of any county or public corporation, in whole or in part, that person is guilty of a Class D felony.

(b) (1) Any person who enters upon the premises of another and willfully and maliciously cuts down, breaks, or destroys any levee erected or constructed to prevent the overflow of lands, or any embankment necessary to support the levee, with intent to destroy or injure the levee or embankment, is guilty of a felony.

(2) However, nothing in this section shall be construed to protect any levee or embankment obstructing or damming a running stream or natural outlet for the water so as to injure another person, unless the levee or embankment has been condemned to public use in the manner provided by the Arkansas Constitution and laws of the state.

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