Civil Suit To Be Filed After Trees Taken Illegally

The company that is accused of overstepping its bounds by cutting down healthy trees at Coonskin Park during storm cleanup, is about to face a civil lawsuit. Kanawha County Commissioners say Dave Bowen and his company Russell Trucking were authorized to cut down about 8 percent of the 330 trees they took during cleanup after the 2012 derecho. At a Parks meeting on Thursday, commissioners said they will seek money for total costs of damage through a civil lawsuit.