3 More Sentenced in Kansas Deer Poaching Case, 25 Convictions Total
You may recall the massive Kansas deer poaching case from last year involving two Texas men running an illegal guiding...
You may recall the massive Kansas deer poaching case from last year involving two Texas men running an illegal guiding operation in south-central Kansas.
The case has resulted in dozens of guilty pleas and lengthy jail time for the two ringleaders. Recently three more men were sentenced, bringing the total number of convictions involving Camp Lone Star to 25
From this story in the Sacramento Bee:
A major investigation into illegal deer hunting in Kansas has snared three more out-of-state hunters. The U.S. attorney’s office says three customers of a hunting camp called Camp Lone Star pleaded guilty and were sentenced Monday on misdemeanor charges of interstate transportation of wildlife taken in violation of state law.
A judge sentenced Bart Stelly of Arnaudville, La..; Ryan Pinkston of Center, Texas; and Tim Metcalf of Lafayette, La., to probation. They must also pay fines and restitution. The government says 25 people have now been sentenced for activities of the hunting camp near the south-central town of Coldwater. Plea hearings are scheduled later this month for three others. The camp’s owner and his brother were sentenced last year to 41 and 27 months in prison, respectively.