CARROLL COUNTY POACHERS CONVICTED OF
Judge orders rifle forfeited to the state
AKRON, OH – Three Carroll County men were recently convicted of spotlighting wild animals, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Marlon Hale, Edwin Irwin and Joseph Irwin were convicted in Carroll County Municipal Court of spotlighting wild animals – a violation of Ohio’s wildlife laws.
• Marlon Hale, 29, of Irondale spent 10 days in jail and was fined $500. Another 80 days of jail time were suspended and Hale was placed on two years probation. His hunting privileges were suspended for two years.
• Edwin Irwin, 35, of Toronto was fined $650 and placed on 20 days of house arrest. Another 40 days of house arrest were suspended and he was placed on two years probation. Irwin’s Savage 7MM Magnum Rifle was ordered forfeited to the State of Ohio.
• Joseph Irwin, 20, of Brilliant was fined $500 and placed on 20 days of house arrest. Another 40 days of house arrest were suspended and Irwin was placed on two years probation.
“We thank the honorable Judge Johnston of the Carroll County Municipal Court for sending a strong message to wildlife violators that this type of activity will not be tolerated,” said Doug Miller, law enforcement supervisor for the ODNR Division of Wildlife in northeast Ohio.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife encourages anyone who is aware of a possible wildlife violation to call the confidential Turn In a Poacher (TIP) line at 1-800-POACHER.