Allen County prosecutors allege that two men caused a loss of more than $80,000 to a deer-breeding business in Spencerville by cutting fences and releasing dozens of deer.
Jennings Randolph, 55, and David Pfister, 31, both of Spencerville, were each charged Tuesday with two counts of felony theft and two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief.
According to court papers, Randolph and Pfister cut the fences with wire cutters on two occasions in August in retaliation against a former business partner, believed to own the deer-breeding operation. The operation was actually owned by a different man, who estimated the damage to the fence and the loss of deer cost him a total of $84,790, court papers said.
Randolph was being held Tuesday at the Allen County Lockup in lieu of $6,500. Pfister was not in custody.
Area man, 23, faces 3 molesting counts
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 23-year-old man accused of having sexual contact with a girl younger than 14.
Skyler Clifton of Angola was booked into the county jail Tuesday on three counts of child molesting, the sheriff’s department said.
Clifton allegedly had sexual contact with the girl in September 2012 at a home in Steuben Township. Sheriff’s detectives found him Tuesday at a home in Angola and arrested him, the sheriff’s department said.
He was being held without bail.