Indiana couple charged after saving deer
A couple from Indiana faces jail time for rescuing a baby deer.
Jeff and Jennifer Councellor found an injured fawn more than two years ago.
They took it home, treated its wounds, and nursed it back to health.
Last summer, an officer from the state’s Department of Natural Resources told them the deer had to be euthanized because it could be dangerous.
But the deer escaped from the Councellor’s yard on the day it was supposed be euthanized.
“I think this whole thing has been blown way out of proportion,” said Jeff Councellor. “You’ve had Decatur County prosecutor involved in a Fayette County incident with a Union County judge. It’s a complete waste of tax payer money.”
The Councellors are being charged with unlawful possession of a deer, which is a misdemeanor that could come with a jail sentence and fines.