Wor­ton hunter charged with tres­pass­ing

Kent County News - - OPINION -

WOR­TON — A Wor­ton man on Oct. 18 was is­sued a sum­mons charg­ing him with il­le­gally killing a 17-point white­tailed deer.

Ron­ald Wayne Roe, 27, was crim­i­nally charged with tres­pass­ing on posted prop­erty and wan­ton en­try on cul­ti­vated land. Ad­di­tion­ally, he was charged un­der nat­u­ral re­sources law with hunt­ing on pri­vate land with­out writ­ten per­mis­sion.

The of­fenses are al­leged to have oc­curred Sept. 10, the se­cond day of archery sea­son.

Roe’s pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is Nov. 18 in the Dis­trict Court for Kent County.

Ac­cord­ing to a Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources news re­lease is­sued Oct. 21, Nat­u­ral Re­sources Po­lice re­ceived a call Sept. 12 from a Wor­ton res­i­dent al­leg­ing il­le­gal hunt­ing in­volv­ing a large buck. The NRP of­fi­cer lo­cated two piles of bait on prop­erty ad­ja­cent to land owned by Roe where he had a tree stand, ac­cord­ing to the DNR news re­lease. The of­fi­cer also found a blood trail lead­ing from the bait to the spot where a buck had been field dressed.

Ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease, Roe told po­lice that he shot the deer on his prop­erty, but that it died on his neigh­bor’s prop­erty. Wit­nesses called by Roe after he killed the deer con­tra­dicted that ac­count, say­ing they helped drag the car­cass to his prop­erty and then to his ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease.

Of­fi­cers seized the 17-point rack and the hide from a taxi­der­mist.

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