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OH - County residents fined $3,250 for hunting violations

Feb 23, 2007 - Staff Reports

ZANESVILLE -Three Muskingum County residents have been ordered to pay $3,250 in fines in connection with hunting violations.

Michael J. White, 20, of Frazeysburg, Sean R. Wise, 20, of Zanesville and Amanda R. Suggett, 20, of Frazeysburg were investigated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife during the fall hunting season.

State Wildlife Officer Mike Reed received several complaints about the individuals and he and fellow officer Roby Williams turned up evidence of illegally harvested deer.

The three were arrested and appeared in Muskingum County Court last week.

White pleaded guilty to multiple charges including possession of illegally taken deer, spotlighting deer, shooting deer from a motor vehicle, hunting deer with a rifle and providing false information to a check station.

According to ODNR, he was fined $2,000 and was ordered to forfeit all hunting equipment. His hunting privileges were suspended for five years. A 170-day jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years of probation. White was also ordered to complete a hunter education course.

Wise pleaded guilty to nine charges including assisting another in the illegal taking of deer, possession of an illegally taken deer, three counts of shooting deer from a motor vehicle, three counts of spotlighting and hunting deer with a rifle.

He was fined a $1,000 with all hunting equipment ordered forfeited. His hunting privileges were also suspended for five years. A 170-day jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years of probation. Wise was also ordered to successfully complete to hunter education course.

Suggett pleaded guilty to two charges, purchasing a hunting license without first completing a hunter education course and assisting in the possession and processing of illegally taken deer. Suggett was fined $250. Her hunting privileges were suspended for one year and she was ordered to successfully complete a hunter education course.

All of the venison found was forfeited and donated to Christ's Table.

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