Two convicted felons arrested by Del. Natural Resources Police

Photo courtesy of Delaware Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police

DELAWARE – Delaware Natural Resources Police say they arrested two people during the opening weekend of shotgun deer season who were both hunting after being convicted of felony charges.

On November 12th, 47-year-old Brian Dill of Lincoln, who was previously convicted of felony theft, was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, one count of no hunter orange, and one count of possession or transportation of an unlawfully taken antlerless deer. He was later released on a $19,002 unsecured bond.

On November 13th, 81-year-old John Hitch of Seaford, who was previously convicted of felony possession of child pornography, was charged with ten counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited and one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited. He was released on a $26,000 unsecured bond.

Separate consent searches of both of their residences resulted in the seizure of ten firearms, three crossbows, and numerous rounds of ammunition.

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