Albertville man arrested for hunting with ATV on railroad tracks at night
February 3, 2012
By Lonnie Crawford, Guntersville.waffl.com
What some people will do to kill a deerů It happened over the
weekend just outside of Guntersville but landed one man in jail.
This guy was hunting off the railroad tracks and was in a
vehicle - an electric ATV retrofitted to ride the tracks pretty much
undetected at night.
He got caught was because of a shots
fired call, and his vehicle broke down on the tracks.
36-year-old Chris Higdon of Albertville was arrested over the
weekend, the final weekend of deer hunting season. He was charged
with hunting from a railroad, night hunting, hunting without
permission, as well as hunting with night vision equipment.
Conservation officers say Higdon had taken an electric ATV and
extended the axles so it could line up with the tracks. Then he cut
out the centers of the tires all the way around for them to ride on
He was arrested Sunday night around 10 when
officers responded to the tracks near Highway 227 just outside
Guntersville when his contraption had an axle break leaving it on
Crews took nearly seven hours to remove the ATV
from the tracks.
Higdon is now out on a $4,000 bond and is
set to go before a Marshall County judge on February 28.
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