Logger reportedly arrested for alleged timber theft and illegal timber purchases in Bedford

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October 23, 2020 - Indiana, United States

Central Indiana news WBIW reported that a man was arrested by Indiana Conservation Officer after he allegedly bought timber without a license and failed to pay landowners in full for timber removed in Lawrence County in 2019. Species that were allegedly stolen include White Oak, Red Oak, Black Oak, Scarlet Oak, Poplar, Chinkapin Oak, Black Cherry, Hickory, and Sycamore. The arrest follows an investigation that started in January of 2020. Documentation collected during the investigation allegedly shows that at least some of the White Oak logs were sold to a cooperage in Kentucky. The suspect reportedly had not had a license required to purchase timber legally in Indiana since 1999 and has a previous conviction for the same crime.

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