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Enterprise Men Charged with Killing Wild Horses on Public Land

Enterprise Men Charged with Killing Wild Horses on Public Land

Posted - Sep. 8, 2004 at 9:37 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly killing wild horses on federal land in 2002.

Fred Eugene Woods, 47, and Russell Weston Jones, 29, both of Enterprise, were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly shooting and killing the free-roaming horses on Bureau of Land Management property in Iron County.

The indictment includes one count of injuring property of the United States of a value exceeding $1,000, a felony, and nine counts of causing the death of a wild free-roaming horse, a misdemeanor. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The misdemeanors carry a possible one-year sentence and a fine of up to $100,000 per count.

Utah public lands are home to more than 3,000 wild horses in 24 herds areas across the state.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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