Three teens arrested for illegally hunting on Florida State Prison property
Three teens arrested for illegally hunting on Florida State Prison
January 25, 2011
One of the dumbest instances of poaching so far this year, in my opinion,
occurred recently when three teenagers were arrested for illegally hunting
deer out of season. The really numbskulled part of it, however, is that they
were caught hunting on Florida State Prison property.
Aaron Griffis, 18; Houston Fender, 19; and Shea Wilson, 18, all of
Lawtey, Fla., were taken into custody Jan. 6 after Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission officers, acting on tips from concerned citizens,
conducted surveillance on the prison property in Raiford.
According to the FWC news release, Griffis was apprehended as he was
hunting a field. The two other suspects were tracked by K-9 units from the
Department of Corrections and the FWC and found nearby.
All three now face numerous charges, including introduction of firearms
on prison property, a second-degree felony.
The topper, in my book, is that Fender had been convicted about three
weeks earlier on two counts of taking deer out of season and sentenced by a
Bradford County judge to one year of probation and a three-year suspension
of hunting rights. Talk about dumb and dumber.
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