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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : August 15, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Sgt. David Shriner, Law Enforcement Section (304) 367-2720


Two West Virginia and Ohio Men Face Wildlife Law Violation

Citations in Marshall County  


  Two men, one from West Virginia and one from Ohio, have been charged with a dozen violations of wildlife laws in both states, according to Sgt. David Shriner of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources District 1 Office in Farmington, West Virginia.


  On August 2, a search warrant was executed on a Rine's Ridge residence in Marshall County after Ohio Wildlife Conservation Officer Jay Abele received a tip concerning illegal activity involving the illegal taking of white-tail deer. Officer Abele, along with West Virginia DNR conservation officers Kevin Goff and Mike Johnston, conducted the search and found evidence which resulted in nine citations being issued in West Virginia and three in Ohio.


  Shane Holmes, age 27 of Proctor, West Virginia, and Samuel Helms, age 24 of Glen Dale, West Virginia, were cited for various violations ranging from illegal possession of deer to illegal transport of deer. They will respond to the charges in Marshall County magistrate court.


  “This case came about as the result of good teamwork and good communications between the law enforcement agencies of both states,” said Sgt. Shriner.


Ohio Wildlife Conservation Officer Jay Abele (left) and West Virginia Conservation

Officer Kevin Goff with evidence.

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