MORGANTOWN— After showing progress in cleaning up his property, the case against Delmar Walls may be dismissed.

Walls appeared before Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Gaujot for a status hearing Sept. 13. As previously reported, the judge ordered Walls to spend 48 hours in jail in February for violating a previous ruling.

Court documents indicate more than $2,000 in fines levied against Walls by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for objects on his Mason-Dixon Highway property creating environmental damage.

Speaking before the court, DEP Environmental Inspector C.J. Joseph said he visited the property on Sept. 9 and noted a marked improvement since February.

Judge Gaujot congratulated Walls with the turnaround and gave him 30 days to finish up and provide the receipts. After that, Walls’ case will be dismissed.