Slug Hits House; Two Hunters Ticketed

Two men have been charged following an incident that occurred Saturday afternoon when a shotgun slug was fired into an occupied home while deer hunting.

"There's the hole," Gary Crowe said as he pointed to the metal siding on his house four miles south of Magnolia, Iowa. "It was an exceptionally loud boom -- after having some hunting experience -- it definitely felt like the gun was pointed at the house."

The slug went through the wall - into the spare room -- and into a crawl space.

"I was angry because they were too close to the house...and there were too many of them in a small area."

Gary and his wife, Gail, were both home at the time. She found the slug on the floor after investigators searched the rafters for a couple hours.

Stephen Kenkel, 64, of Grinnell was charged with one count of shooting over a roadway and one count of shooting within 200 yards of an inhabited building.

Gail C. Lamberson, 52, of Logan was charged with one count of shooting within 200 yards of an inhabited building.

The incident occurred when deer were crossing the roadway between Kenkel and the house and Kenkel shot at the deer.

Gary Crowe says there were 11 hunters in the group.


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