nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
Archives | Subscribe


Local News arrow Crime & Public Safety arrow Shenandoah County

| 6

Deputy resigns after illegal hunting charges


By Joe Beck

A Shenandoah County sheriff's deputy has resigned during a departmental investigation into charges of illegal hunting, Sheriff Tim Carter said Tuesday.

Carter said the deputy, Justin Jenkins, 26, resigned after facing two charges of hunting and trapping without a license. Carter said Jenkins was not forced to resign or given any ultimatums.

Capt. K.C. Clarke of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said his agency filed the charges after taking up the investigation at the request of the sheriff's office. Clarke said investigators from his agency determined that Jenkins had killed a deer and checked in with game officials, but had done so as a landowner.

Clarke said authorities determined that Jenkins was not a landowner or a renter. State law allows landowners or renters to hunt on their property without a license, but Jenkins did not meet the landowning or renting requirement, Clarke said.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office said the offense was committed while Jenkins was hunting west of Toms Brook in the Mount Olive area on Nov. 23. Proctor said a local state conservation officer had obtained information about the alleged offense and passed it on to the sheriff's office.

Proctor said the sheriff's office asked the department of game and inland fisheries to handle the investigation because the state agency had received the initial complaint and, as an agency independent of Shenandoah County, faced no conflict of interest in the case.

Proctor said the department's own internal investigation into the case ended when Jenkins resigned.

State court records show Jenkins is scheduled to appear in general district court at 10 a.m. Dec. 10.

Jenkins is the fourth deputy in the Northern Shenandoah Valley to resign in the last month in the aftermath of hunting violation charges.

Three deputies in Warren County resigned and two paid fines for violations related to illegal hunting. A third deputy under investigation was cleared of wrongdoing, but also resigned.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


Comments

Comments that are posted represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com. Report abuse by clicking the X next to the comment.













Local News Sections

Agency on Aging Agriculture Apple Blossom Festival Aviation Basye Berryville Boyce Breaking News Briefs Business Charities Civil War Clarke County Colleges Corrections Courthouse Notes: Permits, Transactions Courts & Legal News Crime & Public Safety Economy and Jobs Edinburg Education Edward N. Bell Election 2012 Entertainment Environment Fairs & Festivals Fire & Rescue Fishers Hill Fort Valley Frederick County Front Royal George Washington National Forest Guest Column Hard Times Health History Holidays Homes In The Spotlight Ledger Livestock Local Markets Maurertown Media Middletown Military & Veterans Moms Mt. Jackson New Market Page County Pets & Animals Politics Quicksburg Religion Rockingham County RSW Jail School News Shenandoah County Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department Star Tannery State Stephens City Steven A. Boyce Strasburg Toms Brook Traffic & Transportation Utilities Valley 911 Warren County Weather West Virginia Winchester Woodstock Year in Review




News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Homes | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com