Eltzroth’s attorney, John Brooke, argued against the injunction, and said the farmer would be unable to legally defend himself in the criminal or civil case if his assets were frozen.
After hearing both arguments, Judge Carl Van Dorn continued the matter until more information was available.
According to previous stories in The Herald Bulletin, Eltzroth was active in the Madison County 4-H Livestock auction, and made steer purchases in 2007 and 2012. Public records indicate he has no criminal history.
Calls placed to Eltzroth’s home in Frankton have gone unanswered.
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