Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Arrest Sussex County Man

Seek Second Suspect in Deer Spotlighting Case

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Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Dover, DE -(AmmoLand.com)- Following night-time pursuit in the Harbeson area of a poaching suspect who resisted an order to give himself up, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Sussex County man in a Nov. 7 deer spotlighting incident and are now asking the public for help in locating a second suspect still at large.

Fish & Wildlife officers arrested David G. Richards, 46, of Lewes, and charged him with felony failure to stop on command of a police officer; resisting arrest; spotlighting; driving with a suspended or revoked license; operating a motor vehicle with fictitious tags; operating an unregistered motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and inattentive driving. Richards, who was also wanted on a capias out of the Court of Common Pleas for driving with a suspended or revoked license, was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $4,102 secured bond.

The second suspect in the case, last seen fleeing Richards’ vehicle on foot, eluded capture by Fish & Wildlife police officers who were assisted in their search for the man by the Delaware State Police (DSP) Aviation Unit and DSP’s K-9 Unit. The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a hooded camouflage sweatshirt and camo ball cap, and may be armed.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on the Operation Game Theft confidential hotline at 800-292-3030.

For more information on Operation Game Theft, visit http://de.gov/ogt.

About DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife:

The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at http://de.gov/ogt.

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