Contact: Lt. Douglas Messeck, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, 302-739-9913 or 302-258-4045, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Two Sussex men charged with weapons, hunting violations
SEAFORD (March 6, 2014) – Following an investigation, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Agents arrested two Sussex County men March 1 on numerous hunting violations that occurred near Seaford and Laurel over the past hunting season.
Ethan M. Henry, 23, of Seaford, was arrested and charged with four counts of felony possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited and one count of hunting without a license. Eight firearms, a crossbow and assorted ammunition were seized as evidence against him. He was arraigned in Justice Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and committed to Sussex County Correctional Institute in Georgetown in default of $20,050 secured bond pending trial at a later date.
Ryan Henry, 18, of Millsboro, was arrested and charged with one count each of illegally engaging in a firearms transaction for another person, giving a firearm to a person prohibited, failure to attach tag to antlered deer, removing antlered deer parts prior to checking, and failure to check antlered deer within the required 24-hour period. Ryan Henry also was arraigned in Justice Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and released on $11,000 unsecured bond pending trial at a later date.
Delaware law prohibits persons with prior felony convictions from owning or possessing weapons, including all firearms and any type of bow – compound, recurve or crossbow. Penalties for violations range from probation and fines to jail sentences.
The DNREC Division of Fish and 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 and Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously by calling 800-292-3030 or online at Operation Game Theft.
Vol. 44, No. 57