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Sunday, Jun 30, 2002County: Talbot
Alleged: Kemp B. Jelich
Kemp B. Jelich, 19, of Trappe, was arrested for allegedly maiming and killing a pig. Jelich and another 17-year-old boy allegedly stole the pig from a Dorchester County farm, killed it with a flashlight, sawed it in half with a hacksaw, then deposited half of it in a community pool and half on a gas-station roof, according to charging papers.
Months later, he allegedly threatened a 17-year-old Trappe boy who was involved with the theft and death of the pig this summer, according to charging documents. Jelich faces charges of second-degree assault and threatening and intimidating a witness, Maryland State Police said.
Police said he called the boy to the SuperFresh parking lot late Oct. 11 under the pretense that he wanted to return the boy's driver's license.
When the boy stepped out of his car, Jelich allegedly demanded to know if he had talked to police about the pig case, police said. The boy said Jelich used a "threatening tone," according to charging documents, and punched him in the arm twice with a closed fist.
Maryland State Police had previously charged him with animal cruelty, intimidating a witness, malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, theft and littering from incidents this summer, police said. He also faces charges of theft, malicious destruction of property and littering and dumping filed by the Talbot County Sheriff's Office, authorities said.
- The Star Democrat
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