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Logger Pleads Not Guilty To Three Charges

Reported by: Send eMail Kallie Cart, Taisha Walker
Reported: Jul. 2, 2014 4:20 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 2, 2014 7:02 PM EDT
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Coonskin Logger
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A Charleston logger, indicted for illegally cutting down trees in Coonskin Park, pleaded not guilty to three charges Wednesday.

David Bowen, 50, is charged with wrongfully cutting, removing and destroying trees in Coonskin Park.

The logger was brought into the park to remove storm damaged trees from the Kanawha County park in 2013, but he is accused of cutting down additional trees to make a profit.

Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom ruled that Bowen is only permitted to travel to Putnam County, where he's working for a logging company.

Bowen's $25,000 property bond remains in effect. His trial is set for Aug. 18.



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