OH: 3 Men Convicted Of Running Illegal Hunting Operation
January 22, 2013
NEW ALBANY, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said
on Tuesday that three men were convicted of running an illegal
hunting operation during which they would take people on guided
hunting excursions on property they did not have permission to be
Scott J. Walsh, 55, was convicted of running the
operation with son Justin S. Walsh, 23, and Steven A. Clemons, 48.
Walsh has a history of complaints against him from 1990 to
2010, according to wildlife officials.
Multiple felony and
misdemeanor violations were documented during the investigation,
according to the ODNR. They included: discharging a firearm near a
premises, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, having
weapons under disability, hunting without permission, failing to
wear hunter orange, no hunting license, no deer permit and
possession of drugs.
Scott Walsh was sentenced to 15 months
in prison and will be on supervised release for five years. He was
ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution.
Justin Walsh was
sentenced to 30 days in jail and will be on supervised release for
five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000.
Clemons was sentenced to 30 days in jail and after the defendant's
release; he will be on supervised release for five years. He was
ordered to pay a fine of $500 and restitution in the amount of
All of the defendants had their hunting rights
suspended for five years.
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