POTTSVILLE - A Sheppton man will spend time in prison, pay
thousands of dollars in fines and be barred from hunting for 18
years after being sentenced Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court for
Ronald R. Hartz Jr., 50, did not react as
President Judge William E. Baldwin sentenced him to serve six to 12
months in prison; pay costs, $7,600 in fines, $100 to the Substance
Abuse Education Fund and $179 restitution to the state police crime
laboratory in Bethlehem, and submit a DNA sample to law enforcement
Baldwin also suspended Hartz's hunting
privileges for 18 years.
"You shouldn't be hunting at all.
You don't know what it's about," Baldwin told Hartz.
two-day trial, a jury convicted Hartz on Aug. 27 of 11 counts of
improperly taking or killing big game and one count each of
possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was found not guilty of eight counts of prohibited
possession of firearms.
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