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From: TSS ()
Subject: POTENTIAL FOR SPREADING CWD VIA ILLEGAL DEER-TRAPPING (MAN PLEADS GUILTY TEXAS)
Date: May 10, 2005 at 12:33 pm PST

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Subject: POTENTIAL FOR SPREADING CWD VIA ILLEGAL DEER-TRAPPING (MAN PLEADS GUILTY TEXAS)
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 14:32:54 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@aegee.org


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Media Contact for This Release: Kristen Everett, (512) 389-8046,
kristen.everett@tpwd.state.tx.us

May 9, 2005


Man Pleads Guilty in Deer-Trapping Case

AUSTIN, Texas  A six-month long investigation conducted by Texas Parks
and Wildlife Departments Special Operations Wildlife Crimes Unit came
to a close during the last few days with Larry Grimland of the Dallas
area being charged with 20 counts of illegally trapping wild whitetail
deer from his Bosque County ranch.

Grimland was apprehended by TPWD Investigators Sgts. Adam Chrane and
Brad Chappell for illegally delivering and selling three whitetail deer
in Bosque County. The next morning a search warrant was executed on
Grimlands ranch where records were seized indicating Grimland had sold
numerous wild whitetail deer for the last several years, netting
thousands of dollars.

In a plea agreement reached, Grimland has agreed to cooperate with
investigators, pay $40,000 in fines and make a $40,000 contribution to
the Operation Game Thief fund. An additional 45 charges have been filed
against 10 individuals that purchased illegal deer from Grimland.

In a spinoff investigation, Bosque County resident David Deeley agreed
to pay $10,000 in fines and make a $6,000 contribution to Operation Game
Thief fund. Deeley was charged with five counts of illegally trapping
wild whitetail deer. Bryan Hanus, a Bosque County deer hauler, was
arrested on felony arrest warrants for felon in possession of a
firearm, and tampering with physical evidence, both 3rd degree
felonies. Hanus was placed in the Bosque County jail with bonds set at
$10,000 per charge.

The scope of this investigation revealed illegal whitetail deer commerce
over a significant portion of Texas and demonstrated the importance of
having a centralized investigative group such as TPWDs Special
Operations Unit. The unit received invaluable assistance from game
wardens throughout the state in conducting interviews and taking statements.

Bosque County Attorney David Christian prosecuted the cases and Game
Wardens Preston Spiller and Mike Sibila provided the initial lead.

Col. Pete Flores said, This investigation serves as a deterrent to
those who engage in the illegal commerce of Texas wildlife resources.
This case also safeguards the legitimate interests of deer managers and
conservation in Texas.

KE 05/09/2005

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/news/news/050509c.phtml

> The scope of this investigation revealed illegal whitetail deer
> commerce over a significant portion of Texas


very disturbing. CWD borders TEXAS at the White Plains
Missle range in New Mexico. good work there busting this
person though...TSS

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