Contact: Cpl. John McDerby, Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Illegal waterfowl hunting investigation
concludes with three arrests in Lewes area
LEWES (Sept. 25, 2015) – An investigation into illegal waterfowl hunting in the Lewes area by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers culminated in the arrests Sept. 18 of three Sussex County men. Arrested and charged were:
· Harley Marrow, 18, of Rehoboth Beach, with one count each of felony possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, hunting black ducks out of season and possession of unlawfully taken game. Marrow was released on $1,200 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing.
· Job W. Robertson, 18, of Lewes, with one count each of hunting black ducks out of season and possession of unlawfully taken game. Robertson pled guilty to the charges in Justice of the Peace Court 1 in Frankford and was fined $302, including court costs.
· Matthew O. Kersey, 22, of Lewes, with four counts of illegally hunting protected wildlife (seagulls and a sandpiper), and one count each of unlicensed hunting, hunting migratory waterfowl without required state waterfowl stamp and hunting migratory waterfowl without required federal waterfowl stamp. Kersey pled guilty to five of the charges in Justice of the Peace Court 1 in Frankford and was fined $669, including court costs.
The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at http://de.gov/ogt.
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