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Poachers Pay for Spotlighting Deer

Two men received fines and license revocation for violations that included taking deer with a rifle and hunting without permission.

6/25/2010

According to the Oho Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, two men received fines and license revocation in a Munincipal Court for violations that included taking deer with a rifle and hunting without permission.

Cody Patton pled guilty to seven charges of taking deer with a rifle and hunting without permission. He was ordered to pay restitution on the six whitetail does and one buck totaling $5,122. The buck scored 143 4/8 exceeding the 125" limit and the restitution price of the deer, $3622, was determined under the 2008 revised restitution laws. His sentence also included a one year hunting license revocation, forfeiture of the rifle used to kill the deer and the antlers of the deer. Patton was also ordered to pay $358 in court costs.

Matt Leisure pled guilty to seven charges of taking deer with a rifle and hunting without permission. He was ordered to pay $500 in fines for his part in the poaching. His sentence also included a two year hunting license revocation and $358 in court costs.

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