Preston pair pleads guilty in frozen gopher feet heist
PRESTON — A mother and son accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet from a freezer in Granger and selling them to Harmony Township for the $3 per pair bounty pleaded guilty Monday to gross misdemeanor receiving stolen property.
Sentencing for Tina Marie Garrison, 37, and Junior Lee Dillon, 19, both of 15529 Kiwi Road, Preston, has been set for Dec. 16 in Fillmore County District Court.
The complaint filed May 2 alleges a gopher trapper contacted the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office in December, saying bags of frozen gopher feet had been stolen from his freezer between Nov. 23 and Dec. 5.
The owner found the two had sold the feet to local townships for the bounty.