December 22, 2015


DENVER CITY, TX – Texas Game Wardens have James Oboyle, 32, and Raul Cervantes, 45.

On December 4, two Denver City men entered private property with a vehicle to hunt rabbits. During the hunt, Oboyle, who is a convicted felon, accidently shot himself in the foot.

After Yoakum County learned that the incident potentially involved illegal hunting, they contacted the local Game Warden to conduct a joint investigation.

Officials determined that the property where Oboyle and Cervantes were hunting belonged to Occidental Petroleum, and the two were not permitted on the premises.

Both suspects are being charged with hunting without landowner consent, a Class A misdemeanor, and one of the suspects who is a convicted felon, is being charged with illegal possession of a firearm, a 3rd degree felony. A Class A misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of $4,000 fine and/or 180 days in jail, and a 3rd degree felony carries a maximum penalty of $10,000 fine and/or 10 years imprisonment. Both Oboyle and Cervantes may lose their hunting licenses.


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