Three arrested for night hunting in southern Indiana

Network Indiana

SULLIVAN — Indiana conservation officers arrested three men from Indianapolis accused of illegally shooting and killing a deer in rural Sullivan County.

Biak Sang, 34; Ro Hmung Lian, 32; and Hrang Lian, 30, face several misdemeanor charges for backlighting, which is the practice of hunting animals at night while using off-road vehicles and high-powered lights.

They also face charges for shooting from a public roadway and taking a white-tailed deer illegally.

Conservation officers were asked to investigate a report of night hunting Saturday night about 9 miles northeast of Sullivan. That officer heard a shot in the area and spotted the suspect’s vehicle.

The car was pulled over and all three men were taken into custody.

Sullivan is about 90 minutes southwest of Indianapolis.