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November 17, 2009

Seaford man arrested, charged with hunting violations

SEAFORD, DEL. -

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Gregory Rhodes said the work of a very observant agent led to the Nov. 13 arrest of a Seaford man on hunting violations.

Rhodes said the agent was on routine patrol at DNREC's River Road Wildlife Area, near the Woodland Ferry, and spotted a vehicle belonging to 39-year-old John W. Whitby, of Seaford. After confirming his suspicion by running the vehicle's tags, the agent waited for Whitby to emerge from the woods.

"We've had dealings with him before," Rhodes said.

When Whitby came back to his truck, he did not have a firearm with him. Rhodes said the agent on the scene, a K-9 officer, was able to backtrack through the woods, "where he discovered where Mr. Whitby's gun had been hidden," he said.

Whitby was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, lack of hunter orange clothing and other violations. He was released on $15,100 unsecured bond, pending a trial date.

DNREC encourages citizens to report fish and wildlife violations to their enforcement section, 302-739-4580.

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