ME: Mount Vernon man faces nearly 60 charges for illegal hunting
August 11, 2012
By Craig Crosby, KJOnline.com
AUGUSTA -- A Mount Vernon man was indicted this week on nearly 60
charges connected to illegal hunting in his hometown.
LIST OF CHARGES
The following is the list of charges against
Joseph A. Deleskey, 38, of Mount Vernon, in a 57-count indictment
handed up this week by a Kennebec County Superior Court grand jury.
21 counts night hunting (class D) 16 counts possession of
firearm by a prohibited person (class C) Five counts hunting deer
after having killed one (class D) Five counts loaded firearm in a
motor vehicle (class E) Four counts Illegal driving of deer (class
E) Four Counts criminal trespass (class E) Unlawful furnishing of
scheduled drugs (class E) Closed season violation (class E)
Joseph A. Deleskey, 38, of 466 Bean Road, is charged with 21
counts of night hunting, 16 counts of possession of a firearm by a
prohibited person, five counts of loaded firearm in a motor vehicle
and four counts each of illegal driving of deer, criminal trespass
and hunting deer after having killed one.
Deleskey also was
charged with unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs and a closed
The indictments, handed up this week by a
grand jury in Kennebec County Superior Court, allege misdemeanor and
felony charges. An indictment doesn't determine guilt, but indicates
that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a
trial in superior court.
December 2010, Deleskey was fined $100 in Watervile District Court
for hunting without a license, according to a published report. The
infraction dated to May 15 of that same year in Mount Vernon.
As with most of the dates listed in the indictments,
Deleskey is also charged with possession of a firearm by a
Deleskey is prohibited from carrying a
firearm because of a February of 2000 assault with a dangerous
weapon conviction in Salem, Mass. District Court.
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