Charges dropped against Brown County loggers

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A southern Indiana prosecutor has dropped charges against two loggers accused of indiscriminately cutting trees and damaging private property in Brown County.

Brown County Prosecutor Jim Oliver tells The Herald-Times he dropped the charges because he didn't think he could "prove the element of knowingly or intentionally beyond a reasonable doubt."

Mark A. Morin of Morin Logging Inc. in Bedford and Robert Hamilton of Hamilton Logging Inc. in Martinsville had faced 15 charges which alleged they had indiscriminately cut trees beyond a designated line.

The men were also accused of cutting down trees without permission and damaging private property.

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