OR: Brownsville Man Sentenced After Violating Lifetime Hunting Suspension
October 20, 2009
Brownsville Man Sentenced After Violating Lifetime Hunting Suspension
BROWNSVILLE, Ore. -- A Brownsville-area man will spend the next 10 months
in jail for violating his lifetime hunting suspension. Last week, Raymond
Edward Hillsman, 58, was sentenced after the Oregon State Police Fish &
Wildlife Division completed its investigation that began in January 2009.
The most recent of Hillsman's crimes happened when Linn County deputies
responded to a tresspassing call where Hillsman was retreiving his hunting
beagles in Brownsville. When deputies arrived, they found a shotgun and
ammunition in his vehicle. They arrested him for Felon in Possession of a
Firearm and Criminal Trespass with a Firearm. Soon after that, OSP Fish &
Wildlife troopers served a search warrant at Hillsman's residence where he
was later charged with Violation of a Lifetime Hunting Suspension.
Hillsman has a prior record of hunting-related crimes. He is a convicted
felon from a 1999 racketeering conviction and was also convicted of hunting
bears with dogs, illegal bear killing and selling bear gall bladders. The
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division began an investigation in January 2009 where
Hillsman was allegedly hunting rabbits with his beagles on neighboring
private timber land.
After serving his jail sentence, the Linn County Sheriff's Department
says Hillsman will be placed on 36 months supervised probation with
restrictions not to possess any game meat or any part of game mammal or
fur-bearing mammal; not to engage in any kind of hunting or be with anyone
who is hunting; and, not to train any dogs for hunting or live with anyone
who owns dogs for hunting.
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