Dustin Cole Jernigan: Poacher, Criminal
Once again, some sorry excuse for a criminal has committed yet another crime that will reflect badly on everyone involved in shooting and hunting activities.
Thanks to the sharp eyes of The Portly Pirate at The Drawn Cutlass, my attention was directed to the conviction and sentencing of a Haines City felon, Dustin Cole Jernigan. Jernigan pleaded no contest on Friday to poaching the breeder deer named "Peabody," from Shadd's Game Farm near Lake Butler on September 6 last year.
Dustin Cole Jernigan will also have a restitution hearing in September where the owner of Peabody will be asking for $80,000. I hope he gets every bit of it in one way or another!
You can read all the details on The Gainsville Sun's web site: Man sentenced to probation for beheading buck.
Jernigan will likely be placed on the Wildlife Violators Compact list, and will not be able to get any hunting license in many states for several years.