ODNR officer shot investigating poaching complaint, 3 area men arrested


Two Greene County men are among three men arrested after a wildlife officer from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources was shot while investigating a deer poaching complaint Sunday in Clinton County.

Officer Kevin Behr, a 25-year veteran of the ODNR, was shot around 4 p.m. near Macedonia and Martinsville roads south of Wilmington.

Behr suffered serious injuries that were not life-threatening and he is expected to recover, according to he Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation into Behr’s shooting.

The three men, identified as Greene County residents Thomas J. Davis, 35, of Jamestown, and Brian Liming, 44, of Xenia.; and Bryan K. Achtermann, 36, of Midland in Clinton County, were arrested.

Liming was charged with hunting without a deer permit, hunting without permission and a felony weapons charge.

Davis was charged with aiding an offender, a misdemeanor.

Achtermann was charged with hunting without a license and not having a deer permit, both misdemeanor charges.

None of the men are charged with shooting Behr, but the sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed later.

Also, none of the men was in custody.

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