SC deputy, trooper facing Iowa hunting charges
April 13, 2009
WEST UNION, Iowa - A deputy and trooper from South Carolina face
theft charges that claim they illegally filed for Iowa in-state
The Fayette County Attorney's Office charged 32-year-old Charles
Holmes and 33-year-old Phillip Morris with theft by deception.
Holmes is a deputy in Saluda County and Morris is a highway patrol
Assistant attorney Nathan Lein says the men have claimed Iowa
residency during deer and turkey seasons since 2004. They were
charged with violation since November 2006 due to Iowa's statute of
Charges were filed April 8. Formal arraignments will be April 29.
Lein says Holmes is believed to own property near Elgin, where
the men hunted.
Authorities began investigating after receiving a tip.