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Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : May 2, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Lt. Col. William Daniel, Law Enforcement Section (304) 558-2784


Turkey Hunting Law Violation Arrests by DNR in District 4


  Division of Natural Resources conservation officers in District 4 have made several wildlife law violation arrests related to the spring turkey hunting season that began April 25 and continues through May 21. District 4 includes the counties in southeastern West Virginia . All those arrested were taken to the magistrates in the county of their arrests for court processing.


•  April 18, 2005 , Gauley Mountain , Fayette County , Robert Gale Koch, III of Ansted was charged with hunting during closed season, illegal possession of wildlife (turkey) and hunting without a license.


•  April 25, 2005 , Tug Creek Mountain Road , Summers County , Josh Adkins, address unavailable, and Jason Chewning, address unavailable, were charged with hunting over bait.


•  April 25, 2005 , Sun Mine Road , Fayette County , Charles Allen Fitzwater of Mount Hope and Herman Byers of Glen Jean were charged with hunting over bait and conspiracy to violate Chapter 20 ( West Virginia wildlife laws) of the West Virginia State Code.


•  April 26, 2005 , Berry Mountain WMA, Fayette County , Edward H. Miles of Fayetteville and Bobby Clinton Blevins of Tourison were charged with hunting turkey by use of bait.


•  April 26, 2005 , Hylton Village , Fayette County , James Richard Fling of Oak Hill was charged with hunting turkey by use of bait.



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