GREENBRIER – -(Ammoland.com)- In a cooperative hunting violation investigation involving Illinois and Arkansas wildlife officers, three Faulkner County men were arrested June 24 on a total of 12 charges.
Randy McNew, his son Ethan McNew and Randy’s brother Danny McNew were taken into custody without incident.
Randy and Danny McNew were arrested at their homes near Greenbrier. Ethan McNew turned himself in at the Faulkner County jail after a phone call from his father.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers making the arrests were Capt. Brad Young, Lt. Tym Montgomery, Corp. Gary Don Stell and Wildlife Officer Jay Thomas.
Illinois officers said the charges grew out of a deer hunting visit to that state last fall. Arkansas and Illinois are two states participating in the relatively new nationwide Interstate Violators Compact.
Randy McNew was charged with felony resource theft, two counts of misdemeanor falsification of records and misdemeanor unlawful take of white-tailed deer. Danny McNew was charged with felony resource theft, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor fraudulent use of a deer permit and unlawful hunting deer with a crossbow. Ethan McNew was charged with felony resource theft, two counts of misdemeanor providing false harvest records and misdemeanor failure to report harvest.
The three posted bonds totaling $45,000.