Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

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Indiana man pleads guilty to trout theft in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to
taking more than 70 trout from a fish hatchery in Iowa.

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say that
30-year-old Mark Liebner, of Monticello, Ind., entered his plea
Friday morning. He was charged with no fishing license, no trout
fee, unlawful taking of trout from a state hatchery and over the
limit of trout.

He was fined more than $1,700.

Officials accused Liebner of dip-netting the trout from a
race-way at the Big Springs Hatchery near Elkader in northeast
Iowa. Liebner, who officials say is turkey hunting in Iowa, was
arrested at a residence near the hatchery.

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