A Salisbury resident has been banned from hunting anywhere in the
world for two years as part of an agreement with federal authorities in
Kentucky on charges that he illegally hunted in and took wildlife from
Rodney L. Poteat agreed to the ban in U.S. District Court in Kentucky
last week, according to a Department of Justice press release. Reached
at his Perryman Drive home Wednesday evening, Poteat declined to
He also agreed to pay the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Resources $5,300 in restitution, and $50 in special penalty assessments.
The restitution is to compensate the Kentucky Department of Fish and
Wildlife Resources for the fees Poteat would have paid for hunting in
Kentucky between 2002 and 2011, the press release said.
Poteat was charged July 27 and sentenced Sept. 7. He received
unsupervised probation. The hunting ban was a condition of that
sentence, Justice Department statement said.
According to federal authorities, on Nov. 27, 2010, Poteat
transported a 14-point white-tailed deer from Hart County, Ky. to his
home in Salisbury.
Poteat was required to purchase a non-resident hunting license and
deer permit prior to hunting in Kentucky. He also was required to report
the harvest of any deer taken in Kentucky, and to make a report before
transporting the deer outside of Kentucky.
Poteat also pleaded guilty to knowingly transporting a bobcat from
Hart County, Ky. to Salisbury in November 2010 without purchasing a
non-resident hunting license. Poteat also failed to report the harvest
of a bobcat taken within Kentucky, authorities said.
According to the press release, Poteat used to live in Hart County,
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