December 19, 2013


Baiting ducks with corn is a serious crime.

Roger D. Latham, 47, of Flowood, Miss., pled guilty on Dec. 17, before United States Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders, in Aberdeen to Taking Migratory Birds by the Aid of Bait.

The guilty plea arose out of an investigation which determined that Latham was paying to have shelled corn placed on one or more duck impoundments in Sunflower County owned by Latham, for the purpose of attracting migratory birds for Latham to hunt.

Following his guilty plea Latham was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000, including associated fees and court costs. Latham was further placed on probation for a period of two years, and, as a condition of his probation, Latham will be prohibited from hunting in any manner, anywhere in the world, during the course of his two-year probationary period.


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