Three Men Charged with Alcohol and Hunting Crimes
A night of apparent fun ended up with a trip to jail for three
Two men, Matthew Aplin and James Nordyke were stopped December
27th in Chattanooga. An affidavit says police found a blood covered
handgun and parts of a dead deer in Aplin's truck. The men appeared
to be drunk. Wildlife officer Matt Majors says the men and another
friend Michael Hennen then illegally hunted the animal on property
in Sale Creek.
They face a slew of crimes. Aplin was charged with DUI and all
three face hunting violations such as hunting and killing after dark
and using lights and a truck to hunt. Majors says their bad
decisions put lots of folks in danger.
"Sometimes when hunters go out and violate hunting laws it can
give all sportsmen a bad name which is what we're trying to
curtail," Majors said.
All three men were in court today. Aplin and Nordyke's cases were
passed to May 1st. Michael Hennen plead guilty to two charges; he
was fined $750 and given seven months of probation.
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