A well-known Richland Township businessman has been charged with illegal dealing in protected animals or animal parts.
Online court documents show David T. Horten, 46, of Solomon Run Road faces two counts of violating the section of the game law covering sale of game or protected animals and the “edible parts” of those animals.
Horten is the owner of Nyko’s Restaurant on Scalp, 935 Scalp Ave., and is a partner in Cal & Dot's Rock & Country Grill at John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport.
Horten was charged Nov. 21 by state the Game Commission for offenses on Dec. 8, 2011, the court records show.
No bail information is listed. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5 in front of District Judge John W. Barron at 701 Belmont St. in Stonycreek Township.
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