IA: 2 charged for trespassing while hunting
February 19, 2009
2 charged for trespassing while hunting
THE DES MOINES REGISTER
Two Waterloo men have been charged for trespassing and other violations
stemming from a December hunting incident.
Kenneth Dean VanDeest, 40, and Timothy Albert Aitchison, 31, are both
charged with trespassing while deer hunting and VanDeest is also charged for
discharging a shotgun/shooting a slug over a public highway right of way,
according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
A local farmer reported the two men were hunting in Fayette County on
Dec. 18, 2008 when VanDeest allegedly shot a deer on a county road,
crippling the animal before it ran to a field owned by the farmer, according
to the DNR. The men then entered the farmerís property without permission
and Aitchison allegedly killed the crippled deer with a handgun.
The farmer confronted the two men, took down the license plate number and
reported it to the DNR.
All charges are simple misdemeanors with a maximum fine of $825 or 30
days in a county jail or a combination of a fine and jail time.
The two could also face a fine for illegally taking a deer, set at $1,500
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