Two men arrested for hunting illegally on a state refuge

Jan 13, 2011

Newport, Del. — Following an investigation, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents arrested two men on charges of weapons and hunting violations on wildlife lands near Newport on Wednesday.

Don E. Bryant, age 53, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of possession of weapons/ammunition by a person prohibited, one count of trespassing to hunt and one count of hunting on a refuge, said Joanna C Wilson, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. His shotgun and ammunition were seized as evidence.

Bryant was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court No. 11 in New Castle and released on $11,000 bond pending trial in Superior Court, Wilson said.

Charles D. Adams, age 48, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with trespassing to hunt and hunting on a state refuge, Wilson said. He was fined and released.

DNREC announced the arrests on Thursday.

Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section at (302) 739-4580.

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