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The Buck Stops Here

By Sam Poe
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 11:12 PM

The Haleyville Police Department recently arrested two individuals for illegally hunting deer. Caleb Jeremie Clark, 19 of Haleyville, and Christopher Michael Grissom, 20 of Spruce Pine, were arrested for Hunting After Dark and Hunting From A Public Road. 


The incident occurred on Littleville Road in Haleyville October 18, 2013. The Haleyville Police Department was contacted by residents on the road after hearing gunshots in the area. When officers arrived in the area, a resident informed the officers a deer had been shot in the yard beside his home. The officers instructed the resident to go back inside the home and to leave the deer. Officers waited on the suspects to return, and they were arrested just down the road from the residence.  The HPD officers then contacted a Conservation Officer with the Alabama Department of Conservation, who retrieved the deer, towed the truck, and confiscated the weapon used. 


Both Clark and Grissom appeared in the Winston County District Court last week and pled guilty to the charges of Hunting After Dark and Hunting From A Public Road. Both men were sentenced to 60 days in jail and $3,000 in fines.  In addition, they must pay all court costs, will serve two years of probation, and their hunting privilege has been suspended for three years.  Both the vehicle and the weapon used were returned to the owners. 

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