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Union County farm raided

By Elisabeth Dodd, Staff Writer

The Union County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on Rodney Sintz's farm on South Brookville Pike, W. College Corner with the Indiana State Health Inspector and veterinarian with the Board of Animal Health and discovered an unspecified number of dead livestock.

On Wednesday, March 8, Sintz, 42, was arrested without incident on six charges, according the sheriff department. He faces three Level 6 Felony charges for the failure to properly dispose of a dead animal, and three level A misdemeanor charges for cruelty to an animal. Bond was set at $50,000.

The Department of Agriculture and Union County Health Department were unable to comment at the time of publication during this ongoing investigation.

The UCSD was assisted by Butler County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jones.

If convicted of a Level 6 Felony, Sintz could face between six months and two and a half years in jail. A class A misdemeanor sentence is up to one year in jail.






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