Division of Law Enforcement
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748
For immediate release: 12/16/2013
Indiana Conservation Officers cite Alexandria men for numerous wildlife violations.
(Huntington) Indiana Conservation Officers cited two Alexandria men for numerous wildlife violations on Saturday December 14th.
Conservation Officers received a TIP complaint on December 1st about several individuals in a truck shooting deer from the roadway inside Lost Bridge West, Salamonie Reservoir. Officers were able to collect evidence at the scene indicating wildlife violations had occurred.
On December 15th, Conservation Officers located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle given in the TIP complaint in the same area. Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle Mark Goins, 36, of Alexandria. Goins admitted his involvement in the wildlife crimes and implicated Bobby Tucker, 35, of Alexandria, in the crimes. Officers spoke with Tucker and he admitted his involvement in the crimes.
The two men face numerous charges including:
-Illegal Taking of Whitetail Deer with a Prior Conviction (A Misdemeanor)
-Illegal Taking of Whitetail Deer (B Misdemeanor)
-Illegal Taking of Wild Turkey (B Misdemeanor)
-Hunting By Aid of Motorized Conveyance (vehicle) (C Misdemeanor)
-Shooting From a Public Roadway (C Misdemeanor)
-Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm (D Felony)
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law
The TIP (Turn In A Poacher) program offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of either wildlife violators or persons involved in an environmental crime such as polluting. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish. You can become a deterrent to poaching by calling the TIP hotline at 1-800-TIP-IDNR (1-800-847-4367) or online at www.TIP.in.gov.