4 people charged with throwing rocks off a bridgeSubmitted: 07/09/2014
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4 people charged with throwing rocks off a bridge
FOREST COUNTY - Four people face charges for throwing rocks off a bridge.

Sheriff deputies believe 18 year-old Mariya Tuckwab, 19 year-old Thomas Hines Jr., 20 year-old Ryan Kitchmaster, and 21 year-old Dillon Votis threw rocks off a bridge in Forest County last month.

Some of the rocks hit a truck going under the bridge near Highway 8 and County Highway G.

The driver of one car had to be taken to Marshfield's hospital to have glass removed from her EYE. All four face multiple felony charges for recklessly endangering safety and criminal damage to property.

Hines, Kitchmaster and Votis were in court Wednesday. They are out on 2-thousand dollar signature bonds. Tuckwab will be in court next week.

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