State wildlife veteran nearly killed on duty

(Wilmington, OH) - A longtime state wildlife worker is recovering after he nearly lost his life this past weekend.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife was investigating a complaint of deer poaching in the area of Macedonia and Martinsville Roads in Clinton County Sunday afternoon. Kevin Behr, who is a 25-year veteran of the Wildlife Division, was shot and airlifted out but escaped life-threatening injury. Three men--- 49-year-old Brian Liming of Xenia, 35-year-old Thomas Davis of Jamestown and 36-year-old Brian Achterman of Midland were arrested. The charges currently filed against Liming and Achterman include no deer permit and they all could face additional charges. Liming is also facing a felony weapons charge.

Liming is scheduled to be in court tomorrow at 10a. The other two are scheduled to be in court December 29th at 9a.


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