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
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
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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