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Prosecutor moves to dismiss deer rescue charges

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By Associated Press

GREENSBURG, Ind. -- An Indiana prosecutor says he has submitted a motion to dismiss the illegal possession charges against a couple who nursed an injured white-tailed deer back to health and kept it on their farm for two years.

Decatur County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Douglas Brown said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he had faxed to the court a request to dismiss the charges against Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller and his wife, Jennifer, and mailed a copy to the couple.

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Jeff Counceller said he was pleased with the decision, saying it's the best outcome.

Brown says the state Department of Natural Resources' request to have the charges dropped played a significant role in the decision.

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