COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio - The state is charging bear owner Sam Mazzola for not maintaining accurate records in regard to animals on his Columbia Station property.
The Department of Natural Resources filed the charge against Mazzola, who is known to keep bears, wolves, tigers and other exotic animals on his property.
Mazzola, who owned a bear that mauled a man to death earlier this year, is expected to appear in court later this week, a spokesperson with the state department said.
The failure to maintain accurate records charge stems from a follow-up investigation that department conducted after the bear mauling.
The charge is not related to the mauling that took place.
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