A Terra Haute
resident is facing multiple criminal counts after the Indiana Department of
Natural Resources said that he directed two men who paid him for
professional guide services to hunt wild turkey on private property which he
had no permission to use.
Terry Malone II,
35, the operator of Buck Creek Outfitters, has been charged with two counts
of theft, a Class D felony; two misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass; and
two misdemeanor counts of hunting without the landowner’s consent.
According to the
DNR, Malone accepted money from two men in exchange for a three-day guided
wild turkey hunt which included hunting location, guide service, and
officers served an arrest warrant on Malone in Vigo County on Wednesday.
The two hunters
advised that they’d paid Malone $1,050 for the hunt and that he’d directed
them to the hunting location, the DNR said. Peabody Coal and Marrs Farms
contend that neither Malone nor any of the other involved persons had
permission to hunt or otherwise use the property, the DNR said.
The property in
question is three miles north of Terre Haute.
Similar charges are
pending against Malone in Sullivan County, the DNR said, and he has recent
convictions relating to wildlife crimes in other courts.