CA: Hunting violation arrests made
Hunting violation arrests made
By GREG WELTER -Staff Writer
Posted: 07/03/2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
WILLOWS - Three people have been arrested on suspicion of hunting
violations that allegedly took place near Elk Creek on May 26.
Department of Fish and Game Lt. Sam Castillo said Cody Layne Gregory,
Derek Holmes, 21, and Whitney Word, 21, all from Elk Creek, were observed
using spotlights to hunt game from all-terrain vehicles at night.
Castillo said a game warden witnessed the violations and none of the
suspects had game with them when they were detained. The only game legal to
be taken in May would have been wild pigs, which have no season.
Lane was taken into custody last week on a warrant for the hunting
violation. Holmes and Word reportedly turned themselves in on the
misdemeanor warrants Wednesday morning at the Glenn County Jail in Willows.
Holmes was a passenger in a pickup that crashed near Elk Creek Nov. 19,
2007, leading to the death of another male passenger, David Alexander, a few
Holmes and a female passenger, Gretchen Sill, initially told California
Highway Patrol investigators that Alexander, who was ejected from the
vehicle, had been driving. They later recanted their story, and identified
Levi Gleason, 23, as the driver.
Gleason was eventually arrested and charged with felony drunk driving and
gross vehicular manslaughter.
His trial in Glenn County Superior Court is Nov. 16.
Holmes and Sill weren't charged in connection with giving false
testimony. Word's bail in the alleged hunting violation case was set at
$2,000. Holmes' bail included alleged probation violations and was set at
Castillo said conviction on the hunting charges is punishable by a fine
of up to $1,000 or up to 6 months in jail.
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