Woman charged for killing domestic pigs

LEWISTOWN — Lynn A. Gladfelter, 60, of Hanover, pleaded guilty in June, to a summary offense of unlawfully hunting for game on Sunday, according to court documents.

In May, Gladfelter shot and killed two domestic pigs belonging to Dwight Owen Rittenhouse, according to court documents. Gladfelter told police that the two pigs were on her property, one-quarter of a mile away from Rittenhouse’s residence, when she shot them with a firearm. She then reportedly transported them back to Rittenhouse’s residence on Blackberry Lane in Wayne Township, according to court documents.

Gladfelter was charged in May with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, as well as the charge to which she ultimately pleaded guilty. Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller sentenced Gladfleter to costs, fines and restitution totaling more than $1,155.00, which has been paid, according to court documents.

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