By Deb Kiner
Sean M. Waltermyer, 41, of York Springs, Adams County, was charged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission with illegally possessing deer and firearms.
A wildlife conservation officer found a loaded shotgun in Waltermyer's vehicle on Oct. 19, according to the commission's news release.
The officer suspected that Waltermyer had killed an 8-point whitetail deer. An investigation, according to the press release, "led to [officers\ discovering more illegally possessed deer at his residence."
Waltermyer was taken into custody Oct. 24, according to the news release, after it was discovered that he was not permitted to possess a firearm because of a prior conviction in 2010.
After he was arrested, a search warrant was issued for his residence where, according to the news release, "seven more firearms were seized along with various deer antlers and more than 100 pounds of venison."
Waltermyer is charged with multiple felony counts of a person not to possess firearms; misdemeanor count of possessing an instrument of a crime; and 30 counts of summary game law violations which include unlawful possession of big game, unlawful devices and methods, loaded firearms in a vehicle, trespass while hunting, failure to display fluorescent orange and failure to tag a big game animal.
According to court records, Waltermyer was arrested Nov. 18 and released Nov. 27 on $25,000 unsecured bail.
No further information was available.