Avon Lake police arrest two men accused of illegally killing deer:shootingguns: CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Avon Lake police arrested two men accused of illegally killing several deer in the city. Adam Petrella, 26, of Avon Lake and Andrew Smith, 25, of Avon face a slew of charges related to deer killings that were not part of the city's deer culling efforts, Lt. Scott Fishburn said. Petrella pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in Avon Lake Municipal Court. He was released from police custody after he posted a $1,000 bond. A warrant for Smith's arrest was issued Monday, court records show. Detectives identified Petrella and Smith as suspects after a dead deer was found Jan. 2 near the intersection of Redwood Boulevard and Woodstock Drive, Fishburn said. Investigators determined that the deaths were not part of the culling program. Witnesses described a vehicle that was later connected to the pair. Petrella and Smith face both several misdemeanor charges including hunting violations and animal cruelty, court records show. Smith faces an additional charge of shooting a bow within city limits. The Ohio Division of Wildlife is also seeking sanctions and fines for the suspects, police said. Avon Lake officials approved a deer culling program last March to target the city's growing deer problem. City council authorized spending nearly $16,000 to hire sharpshooters, who killed 21 deer in December.