Four Missouri men are facing federal charges related to cutting down trees in Mark Twain National Forest.
The Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri reports Melvin L. Arganbright, IV, 19, and Cody D. Wofford, 21, both of Salem, Mo., were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, November 18, 2015, for allegedly cutting down more than 300 trees between June and August of this year.
In a separate case Wayne Messex, 44, of Richwoods, Mo. and John Turman, 34, of St. Clair, Mo., were indicted for one felony count each of theft of government property.
All four men face a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if proven guilty.