Ind. Governor reacts to DNR wanting charges dropped against couple in deer rescue case

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by Associated Press/WHAS11's Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 1 at 11:36 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says it is asking a prosecutor to drop charges against a couple who nursed an injured baby deer back to health.
 
   The DNR said in a statement Friday that Gov. Mike Pence asked the agency to reevaluate the case.

"We wanted to give it a fair look," Pence said.

Pence tells WHAS11 he agrees with the DNR's decision on Friday to drop the charges after he requested a review of the case.

Click here, for more of Pence's reaction to DNR's actions on the case.
 
   The DNR says it is seeking the dismissal of misdemeanor charges of illegal possession of a white-tailed deer against police officer Jeff Counceller and his wife, Jennifer, of Connersville.
 
   The case has sparked an Internet furor.
 
   The couple found the injured deer in 2010. The DNR told the Councellers to return the ailing deer to the wild, but they took it home and nursed it back to health. The deer vanished last summer on the day when the DNR planned to euthanize the animal.

 

 

 





 

 

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