MS: Rankin Co. man arrested for hunting gators illegally
May 10, 2012
By Bert Case, WLBT.com
State wildlife agents accompanied
by an investigator from the Rankin County District Attorney's Office
raided a home in the Regatta Subdivision in Rankin County Wednesday
night. A man who lives at 165 Regatta Drive was arrested and charged
with illegally harvesting wildlife.
Richardson, 35, was arrested Wednesday night for capture of an
alligator without a state permit. He was put in handcuffs and taken
to the Rankin County Jail.
Richardson was free Thursday on a
$2,500 bond and will appear before a justice court judge May 17 in
Rankin County. Some weapons were also confiscated.
County District Attorney Michael Guest said, "There was some
photographic information that was uncovered showing that the
individual, at the reservoir, holding an alligator that had clearly
been captured, and based on the information, wildlife and fisheries
and the D.A.'s office obtained a search warrant that was executed
for them to go into the residence."
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