NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man has been sent to jail
for nearly two years after he was caught fishing in northern
Georgia after being barred for 20 years.
The Tennessean reported Georgia wildlife agents were tipped by
the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency that 31-year-old Kurt
Wesley Ellis of Cleveland had been fishing under an assumed name.
Ellis had served a short jail stint in Bradley County, Tenn., and was on intensive probation for multiple wildlife violations.
Authorities said Ellis was supposed to leave his home only to shop,
work and worship.
In addition to the probationary sentence, Ellis had been barred
from hunting or fishing for 20 years.
Because of the Tennessee's inclusion in the Wildlife Violator's
Compact, those same restrictions apply in 33 other states.
His probation was revoked last week.