2010 Mississippi Code
Chapter 15 - Offenses Affecting Highways, Ferries and Waterways.
97-15-21 - Levees; breaking enclosures; depositing trash, etc., or storing commodities; damaging.

§ 97-15-21. Levees; breaking enclosures; depositing trash, etc., or storing commodities; damaging.

If any person shall willfully cut, break down, remove, destroy or damage any cattle gap or any fence or part thereof erected by any board of levee commissioners or the agents or employees of said board of levee commissioners for the purpose of enclosing any levee right-of-way under the control of said board of levee commissioners or who shall break down, remove or destroy any gate in any such fence, or shall willfully leave unclosed and open any such gate after having opened same, or make said levee or said levee right-of-way a place of deposit or storage for any woodpiles or refuse, garbage or dead animals or any cotton, lumber, bricks or any other commodities, or who shall willfully do any material damage injurious to said levee, such person or persons shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for each offense. In addition to the penalties herein provided for, if any levee board is required to remove any such forbidden objects herein described, the owner or owners of such forbidden objects shall be liable in damages to the levee board for the cost of removing such objects, which damages may be recovered in a court action brought for that purpose; and the said levee board shall have a right of action against any person for any other damage sustained to the levee or levee right-of-way by reason of a violation of this section. 

Sources: Codes, Hemingway's 1917, § 1006; 1930, § 1035; 1942, § 2267; Laws, 1906, ch. 126; Laws, 1948, ch. 357; Laws, 1968, ch. 353, § 1; Laws, 1999, ch. 433, § 1; Laws, 2008, ch. 386, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 2008.

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