A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market.

A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market.

 

The Brainerd Dispatch reports a judge sent Chad Ross back to jail Friday. He will stay there until his yard sale is cleared or he completes his 270-day sentence.

 

Ross pleaded guilty in November to three misdemeanor counts of storage of junk and debris. Officials dismissed $6,000 worth in fines after his plea.

 

Ross hadn't cleaned his yard by a February deadline and initially spent 45 days in jail. He set up a large tent with items in his yard after his release.

 

Ross is let out of jail eight hours a day to do work on his property.

 

The city prosecutor says Ross holds the keys to his own freedom.