About two weeks ago, News 13 reported a Polk Township farmer's field being driven through and tore up by someone in a pick up truck. The same people who did that did it again this past Friday, but state police were called and caught three minors from the Pleasant Valley School District doing it red handed.
Neal Murphy farms the land, and was given the option to press felony charges. But he doesn't want to do that. He understands how a felony charge can hold you back from certain opportunities in life, and he doesn't want to be the person who does that to another person.
Instead, he wants to resolve the problem outside of the law. He wants to come together with the parents and the school district to send a message to other students who might do this to other farmers: there are consequences to your actions of property destruction