Eddie Overholt was at an Industrial Development Board meeting at Greeneville Light and Power on Friday when he asked Mayor Alan Broyles to speak up during the meeting. Apparently, this wasn’t taken well, and Overholt was arrested and charged with disrupting the meeting.
Overholt was apparently there to oppose the building of a pipeline by a U.S. Nitrogen plant that would dump into the Nolichucky River.
“Eventually whatever they put in the river, we’re going to get in our wells. Knowing it’s a chemical company and a fertilizer company, we know what they put in the river,” Overholt said.
Sources: CNN iReport, WATE