Ohio man must write paper on vandalized burial mound

Nov 7, 2015 3:21 PM by News Staff

PEEBLES, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who drunkenly damaged an ancient burial mound with his car has pleaded guilty under an agreement with prosecutors requiring him to write a research paper on the site.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 20-year-old Daniel Dargavell pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor charges that came after he drove his car on a mound at the same site as the massive, snake-shaped Serpent Mound in July.

The newspaper reports that Dargavell, of Peebles, has paid $3,800 in restitution and already begun performing community service required by the plea deal.

The Adena Culture Serpent Mound is thought to be more than 2,000 years old. The site is a National Historic Landmark about 70 miles east of Cincinnati.

Dargavell's attorney did not immediately return a message Saturday.

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