CA: Three arrested on charges of illegal hunting
October 1, 2010
Three arrested on charges of illegal hunting
Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested three men Thursday
morning who allegedly hunted illegally near the Gold Springs subdivision,
At approximately 12:44 a.m., the Sheriff's Office received reports from
residents of the Gold Springs subdivision that gunfire was heard and a
vehicle was seen driving toward Parrotts Ferry Road.
Deputies responded and stopped a pickup truck with three occupants on
Parrotts Ferry Road.
The men were identified as Raymond Lee Joseph Nicolini, 23, of Jamestown,
Steven Thomas Graham, 23, of Jamestown, and Timothy Eugene Heflin, 46, of
The vehicle had two dead dear, a .308 caliber Winchester rifle and a
Deputies called in the Department of Fish and Game warden, who proceeded
with the investigation.
Graham, Nicolini and Heflin were booked on suspicion of misdemeanor
counts of hunting unlawfully and possession of an animal unlawfully hunted.
Heflin was charged with an additional misdemeanor count of hunting with
an artificial light.
Graham and Heflin were booked and released. Nicolini was held without
bail for a parole violation.
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