2 Idaho men indicted for illegally cutting timber
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted two southwest Idaho men on allegations they illegally built trails in a national forest in Oregon and stole thousands of dollars' worth of pine logs earlier this year.
The eight-count indictment was issued Thursday against Terry K. Burton, of Wilder, and Brent L. Burton, of Homedale.
Federal prosecutors say the two men traveled to the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon in May and began building trails into the forest with an all-terrain vehicle and other equipment. Investigators say they cut more than 4,000 feet of trail to facilitate the illegal harvest of Lodgepole pine later sold to a company in Parma.
Terry Burton did not immediately return telephone messages left by The Associated Press Friday. Brent Burton doesn't have a listed telephone number.