October 28, 2010

Federal Wildlife Violation Sentences Handed Down in Two More Local Cases

St. Louis - The United States Attorney's Office announced today that two Scotland County men were sentenced last week on multiple federal wildlife violations, including illegally shooting a Bald Eagle.

According to court documents at the time of their pleas, on February 28, 2009, in Adair County, Jerad Fuller shot and killed a Bald Eagle. James Fuller, the father of Jerad Fuller, also pleaded guilty to intending to influence a witness in the case by picketing at a residence occupied by a witness on April 13, 2009 in Scotland County.

James Faree Fuller, 49 of Memphis, MO, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and one year of probation, on one count of intending to influence a witness in the case by picketing at a residence occupied by a witness.

Jerad Michael Fuller, 19, Memphis, MO, was ordered to pay a $500 fine, will have to complete 40 hours of community service and one year of probation, on one violation of the Bald Eagle Act.

Both defendants appeared before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry, in St. Louis.

This case was investigated by Missouri Department of Conservation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

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