CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Charges have been filed by the West Virginia Natural Resources Police regarding a doe which was unnecessarily killed in the Kanawha County area.
Reports from the West Virginia Natural Resources Police indicate that, On October 12, 2022, Sgt. Chattin received a complaint from Bristol Broadcasting Company’s WQBE and Electric 102.7’s Charleston location.
It was advised that a deer regularly seen coming into the station had been shot late on Friday, October 7th or early Saturday, October 8th.
Sgt Chattin and Officer Cronin were supplied with information and video footage which assisted in the identification of a suspicious White Toyota Tundra.
After speaking with neighboring residents, officers were able to successfully obtain doorbell camera footage from a nearby residence.
The footage in question revealed an individual shooting a deer from the back of the Tundra around 10:30 PM.
Officer Cronin observed an individual driving a Toyota Tundra shortly after in a nearby area.
The vehicle matched the description of that purported to have been involved in the slaying of the animal.
The vehicle was followed by Officer Cronin to a local residence where the driver was questioned.
There, Officer Cronin was able to obtain a confession from three individuals who admitted to shooting a doe the night in question and dumping it nearby. Notably, none of the meat had been harvested from the deer for use.
Charges were filed through Kanawha County Magistrate Court.