4 Alabama Residents Arrested for Illegal Hunting in Jackson County

By: Bryan Anderson
By: Bryan Anderson

Marianna, FL- William Tillery, Brandon Smith, Dustin Parker, and Lindsay Holloway are all waiting to make their first appearances in front of a Jackson County judge.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the group illegally killed eight deer and shot at others near the Alabama border in Jackson County.

"I think they knew what the law was. I believe they felt like they could come to Florida and not have to pay the piper," said F.W.C Spokesperson Stan Kirkland.

Investigators said in mid-September the four suspects started hunting near Sellar's Road and Highway Two, and they said the group made at least 11 different trips to the area before they finally busted them in a peanut field off Christmas Road on October 12th.

Officers said after they pulled the group over, they checked their car and found tarps, deboning tools, and other hunting material.

McCoy's Outdoors Manager Joey Peacock is one of several local hunters upset to hear what happened.

"You take away a lot of pleasure from a lot of other people because you can't go out and do it right like everybody else," said Peacock.

The group faces a total of 41 charges, some carrying the possibility of a hefty fine, even jail time. As of Wednesday, it was not clear when they were going to make their first appearances.

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  • by typical Location: houston county on Oct 27, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    Sorry rednecks, low life, and I'm being nice. There is no sense in people doing this type of thing. It shows just how well our children are NOT being raised. Hopefully Florida will teach them a lesson.
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