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Probation for hunting violations
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LANCASTER — A 39-year-old Readstown man was placed on three years probation, including a three-year ban from hunting, after he was convicted of illegal hunting and felon possession of a firearm charges in Grant County Circuit Court Jan. 28.

Dustin Marcue McCartney pleaded no contest to one count of felon possession of a firearm and two counts of illegally hunting a deer. One additional charge of felon possession of a firearm and one count of illegal deer hunting were dismissed.

McCartney was arrested on the charges Nov. 18.

McCartney’s probation term includes 60 days in jail, three years’ revocation of his Department of Natural Resources privileges, and a three-year-ban from hunting. McCartney was also ordered to surrender the gun used in the incident. He also must pay $4,804 in fines and court costs.

Two charges of loading or discharging a firearm or a bow in or from a vehicle, and one count each of hunting game 30 to 60 minutes outside of hours, hunting within 50 feet of a road’s center, and possessing or borrowing another’s hunting license, were dismissed. McCartney was cited for those violations Nov. 20.