EAGLE POINT, Ore. — An Eagle Point man is back in jail for the next three months. Gary Harrington is no stranger to being accused or convicted of illegally storing water.
Officials say he built large dams on his property to capture the rainwater, creating ponds which he has stocked with fish and also added docks to. A Jackson County jury agreed that the 65-year-old man claimed the water illegally.
Harrington says the property is now owned by a membership association, but he lives on the land and takes care of the ponds.