Residents complain about dumpster, former Mayor C. Jack Ellis detained

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – This year, a number of Middle Georgia apartment tenants have reported issues about the conditions of buildings.

Now, residents in another Macon apartment complex are fed up with their issues, too.

Creekside at Macon Apartment residents say they have complained multiple times about the overflow at a trash dumpster. They say the trash overflow causes rats, rodents, and an awful smell.

Former Mayor, C. Jack Ellis detained

According to Macon’s former Mayor, C. Jack Ellis, the dumpster has been filled with trash for more than three months.

During Ellis’s news conference near the apartment complex, he called the property “an environmental disaster.”  He says management failed to remove the garbage.

“Treating poor people as though they don’t have a voice, but have a sign that lets people know when rent is due is wrong,” Ellis said. “If you don’t pay your rent, they want you to pay a late fee or be evicted, but yet this is the kind of service that you get.”

After the news conference, Bibb County deputies told Ellis and the media to leave the property.

According to Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies detained Ellis due to his refusing to leave. However, they later released him.

Creekside at Macon Apartments refused to make a statement.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs is also looking into the incident.