- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

CENTER, N.D. (AP) - The attorney for a Hensler man accused of killing nine cattle in a western North Dakota pasture on the Fourth of July three years ago wants the case thrown out on a technicality.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1IJL9ja ) attorney Chad McCabe maintains prosecutors didn’t file necessary paperwork against 27-year-old Dillon Gappert within the three-year statute of limitations.

Oliver County State’s Attorney John Mahoney says the case was filed in late June, near the end of the three-year period. McCabe maintains a specific criminal information report wasn’t filed on time.

Gappert is charged with felony criminal mischief in the killing of cattle owned by two ranching families. Each animal was valued at $6,000. Authorities say evidence ties Gappert to the crime. McCabe says his client is innocent.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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