Four Johnson County men will not be hunting, fishing or
trapping for five years and will pay nearly $6,000 in fines and restitution
after pleading guilty to charges relating to the poaching of four deer and
two wild turkeys.
Jeffrey Denney, age 31, Lonny Taylor, 47, Justin Taylor,
22, and Bud Forrester, 29, pleaded guilty to 29 charges in Johnson County
General Sessions Court.
The charges involved the illegal killing, transporting and
possessing the six animals.
According to a press release from Tennessee Wildlife
Resources Agency, wildlife officers also seized three vehicles and
confiscated four firearms used in commission of the crimes.
The four, all from the Furnace Creek Community, were
ordered to pay $4,626 in fines and court costs and $1,200 in restitution for
the four deer and two turkeys.
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