Contact: Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, 302-739-9913 or 302-542-6102, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Frankford man fined for illegal hunting practices
GEORGETOWN (June 6, 2013) – An investigation by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents into illegal hunting practices culminated in the arrest of a Frankford man for multiple violations in a June 1 incident near Selbyville.
On June 1, Michael T. Hyson, 28, of Frankford, was arrested and charged with three counts of shooting across a public roadway and one count each of shooting within 15 yards of a public roadway and possession of a loaded firearm (a rifle) in a motor vehicle. Hyson pled guilty to all charges and was ordered to pay $605 in fines and associated court costs.
“Shooting across or near a public roadway is a hazard to public safety,” said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. “We strive to educate the public to avoid dangerous practices such as this, and we encourage the public’s support to help us catch those who break these laws.”
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section works to achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302-739-4580.
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