Prosecutor to drop charges in deer rescue case

February 7, 2013

An Indiana prosecutor plans to drop charges of illegal possession of a white-tailed deer against a couple that nursed the animal back to health and kept it on their farm for two years. Decatur County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Douglas Brown said the charges against Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller and his wife, Jennifer, will be dropped by the end of the week. He said his office made the decision after receiving a request from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.