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Game Violation Arrest Made

wildlife officers arrest poachers

PRUITT - (AGFC)  Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers arrested two individuals in Newton County for violating state game laws. Linda Morgan of Fairview in Marion County and Lewis Weeks of near Marble Falls in Newton County were arrested after officers found them with four unchecked deer and an elk.

The two were taken into custody after the officers found elk and deer carcasses on Weeks' property.

Weeks was charged with an elk hunting violation, no hunting license, four counts of failure to tag and check deer, possession of a controlled substance, possession of an instrument of a crime and driving on a suspended license. Weeks also was given two warnings for doe deer prohibited and a raptor violation. His total bond was $8,130.

Morgan was charged with aiding and abetting in a violation, hunting without a license and was given a warning for interfering with a wildlife officer. Her bond was set at $500. The AGFC's Cpl. Shawn Smith, Sgt. Kenny Seay, Cpl. Les Gustavus and Wildlife Officer Matt Garcia were involved in the investigation.

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