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MD: County supervisor faces hunting charges

Supervisor faces hunting charges

April 30, 2009 12:00 am

W.W. Hynson Jr., vice chairman of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, has been charged with three federal hunting violations.

According to a criminal information statement filed April 15 in the U.S. District Court in Richmond, Hynson is charged with baiting migratory game birds, taking Canada geese from a baited area and possessing an untagged goose.

The three charges are each misdemeanors punishable by as much as six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

The charges date from Jan. 10 when a Virginia conservation police officer issued Hynson a summons for having only two personal flotation devices in a boat carrying four people in Pee Dee Creek.

According to Westmoreland General District Court records, Hynson paid the summons' $141 fine and costs on Jan. 12.

County land records show Hynson, a farmer, owns 208 acres near Leedstown. Part of his land includes frontage on Pee Dee Creek, a tributary of the Rappahannock River.

Hynson, a supervisor since 1992, did not return calls seeking comment on the charges. A trial date has not been set.

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