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UPDATE: Pekin man's driveway, cleaned by firefighter who dumped initial garbage

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Ed Tarpley breaks silence, after garbage is removed from his driveway Ed Tarpley breaks silence, after garbage is removed from his driveway
PEKIN, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

25 News first introduced you to Chad Tarpley on Monday.

He owns 'C&T Siding and Construction'. 

His business has an outstanding balance with Drew Vice, a Pekin fire fighter and owner of 'Dragon Dumps' a trash removal company.

Vice says he has invoices “dating all the way back to June,” that show the unpaid balance of more than $2,000 from 'C&T Siding.'

After the months of non payment and alleged lack of communication, Vice says he decided to dump trash on Tarpley's father's driveway, since he was the person who made the initial contact with him to begin business.

Now Vice is facing criticism for his actions.


A full day after our first report, Vice, along with his his company's equipment, returned to Tarpley's home to remove the waste he unloaded.

Tarpley says he's relieved to have the mess cleaned up and was visibly emotional when asked to express his reaction to the incident.

Tarpley also shared that he was shocked the trash was dumped on his property by a Pekin firefighter on September 11th, 2017 - a day he says he would have expected the man to be remembering the men and women who lost their lives on that fateful day.

25 News did reach out to Drew Vice for comment, but received no response.

The State's Attorney's Office continues to investigate the incident.

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