Pair charged in Iowa tree theft

The Department of Natural Resources is charging two western Iowa men with timber violations for stealing trees from a state forest.  The DNR says Bradley Hagerman of Pisgah and Eric Freihage of Council Bluffs were both charged in the January theft and sale of walnut trees.  The nine live trees were cut down at Loess Hills State Forest in Harrison County.  The pair sold the trees to Midwest Walnut in Council Bluffs for about $4,700.  Their appraised value is over $7,500.  Bboth Hhagerman and Ffreihage turned themselves in to authorities and have since bonded out.


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