Feb 23, 2007 - Staff Reports
ZANESVILLE -Three Muskingum County residents have been ordered to pay
$3,250 in fines in connection with hunting violations.
Michael J. White, 20, of Frazeysburg, Sean R. Wise, 20, of Zanesville
and Amanda R. Suggett, 20, of Frazeysburg were investigated by the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife during the fall
State Wildlife Officer Mike Reed received several complaints about
the individuals and he and fellow officer Roby Williams turned up
evidence of illegally harvested deer.
The three were arrested and appeared in Muskingum County Court last
White pleaded guilty to multiple charges including possession of
illegally taken deer, spotlighting deer, shooting deer from a motor
vehicle, hunting deer with a rifle and providing false information to a
According to ODNR, he was fined $2,000 and was ordered to forfeit all
hunting equipment. His hunting privileges were suspended for five years.
A 170-day jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years of
probation. White was also ordered to complete a hunter education course.
Wise pleaded guilty to nine charges including assisting another in
the illegal taking of deer, possession of an illegally taken deer, three
counts of shooting deer from a motor vehicle, three counts of
spotlighting and hunting deer with a rifle.
He was fined a $1,000 with all hunting equipment ordered forfeited.
His hunting privileges were also suspended for five years. A 170-day
jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years of probation.
Wise was also ordered to successfully complete to hunter education
Suggett pleaded guilty to two charges, purchasing a hunting license
without first completing a hunter education course and assisting in the
possession and processing of illegally taken deer. Suggett was fined
$250. Her hunting privileges were suspended for one year and she was
ordered to successfully complete a hunter education course.
All of the venison found was forfeited and donated to Christ's Table.