JAMESTOWN, NY (AP) - Authorities say a western New York man has been charged with dozens of offenses for illegally shooting deer from his car at night.
The Post-Journal of Jamestown reports that state Department of Environmental Conservation police began their investigation in November when a deer was shot on the grounds of an elementary school in Jamestown during Thanksgiving weekend.
DEC officials announced Tuesday that they had charged 60-year-old Bruce Giddy of Falconer on 54 misdemeanor counts, including 46 violations of environmental conservation laws. The charges include deer jacking, the illegal practice of shooting deer with the use of an artificial light.
Officials say Giddy has been linked to numerous similar incidents where deer had been shot in residential areas and left behind.
It couldn't immediately be determined if Giddy had a lawyer.
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