Andrew M. Klinefelter, 27, of Gettysburg recently pleaded guilty recently to criminal deer-poaching charges — the second time in six months he pleaded guilty to violating the Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code.
In April 2013, Klinefelter was charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession of game taken out of season and exceeding bag limits for an incident in 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He also was charged with misdemeanor drug charges. Klinefelter entered into an agreement with the Adams County District Attorney’s Office in August, pleading guilty to two of the counts.
The penalties included one year of probation and a $500 fine. He received a second year of probation and a $250 fine for the possession of drug paraphernalia.
Klinefelter was again charged in November 2013 for violating the game and wildlife code on Nov. 10, 2012. He was charged with poaching a deer at night, using a motor vehicle and artificial light, according to a game commission news release. In addition to the deer killed that night, blood evidence led to two other deer.
Three first-degree misdemeanor charges were filed. Klinefelter pleaded guilty to two of them on Feb. 24 and was placed on probation for an additional two years, and ordered to pay fines and costs of more than $800.