KENT CO., Del. - Three Kent County men have been charged after allegedly hunting illegally.
DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents say on October 12th, they responded to fields on Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area near Viola, after shots were reportedly fired at deer.
The agents reportedly arrested Scott Pleasanton, 33, of Hartly, and Brian Wallace, 34, of Camden-Wyoming, and charged them with discharging a firearm on, near, or across a public roadway, hunting from a motor vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, and 3rd degree conspiracy. Joshua Marshall, 33, of Magnolia, was also arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and 3rd degree conspiracy. All three were released on bond, pending trial.
Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement said "These types of violations threaten public safety, as well as showing poor conservation practices. Through public outreach and hunter education, we stress safe, ethical, conservation-minded hunting practices - and we encourage the public's support to help us catch those relatively few hunters who break the law and tarnish the reputation of the sport."