Authorities bag three men with stolen deer parts
Three Michigan men are in trouble with the law in southeast Iowa. It all started around 8:30 a.m. Friday when the Wapello County Sheriff's Office got a call from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
DNR officers were looking for three men who were in a pickup with Michigan plates that was possibly involved in the theft of several deer antlers and deer heads from a DNR wildlife storage unit in Wayne County, Iowa.
Investigators thought the three were in the Ottumwa area.
About an hour after the call, a Wapello County Sheriff's deputy located the pickup on Highway 34 east of Ottumwa.
After an investigation, the three men were arrested and taken to the Wapello County jail.
Brandon Butkowski, Justin Ogden and David Forsyth, all age 32 and from Michigan, are charged with possession of stolen property, trespassing and unlawful possession of deer parts.