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Police: Kingston man left frog carcasses on porch

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:28 p.m. CDT
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Jay J. Behles, 21, of Kingston, was charged with criminal damage to property.

KINGSTON – A 21-year-old Kingston man faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly dumping 15 to 20 frog carcasses on his neighbor’s porch Monday.

Jay J. Behles, of the 300 block of Willow Street, remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, unable to post $500 bail. He was charged with criminal damage to property, as the frog carcasses damaged the mat or carpeting on the porch, DeKalb County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Behles had been hunting frogs Monday with two other people, Dumdie said.

“When they got back to his place, after he cleaned them, he took all of the remains and dumped them on the neighbor’s porch,” said Dumdie, adding police did not believe Behles had any intent beyond bothering the neighbor.

The woman found the carcasses about 9 p.m. Monday when she returned from work.

Behles was sentenced Feb. 20 to two years of probation for retail theft. He also was ordered to serve two months in jail, complete 100 hours of community service, and finish drug addiction treatment.

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