A Laramie man was fined several hundred dollars by Albany County Circuit Court in October for an incident involving poaching a mule deer near Centennial.

Wyoming Game and Fish Game Warden Bill Brinegar said he charged Vernon Bentley with three hunting violations resulting from the incident and decided to send Bentley before Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor for more severe repercussions.

“There were three violations involved — trespassing, failure to properly tag an animal and shooting along or across the highway,” Brinegar said. “Instead of just letting him pay a fine, I (required him to appear in court) and talk to the judge, because we wanted more severe penalties than just the bond amount on the citations.”

Information from Circuit Court states Bentley was found guilty of all three violations and sentenced to pay fines and restitutions of $1,290 for failure to tag the animal, $290 for shooting along or across a roadway and $490 for hunting on private land without permission. Along with paying fines and restitutions, Bentley’s hunting license was suspended through Oct. 10, 2018.

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