Two Miss. ex-wildlife officials sentenced for crimes

July 12, 2013 10:07:38 AM



JACKSON -- Authorities say two former Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks employees have been sentenced on wildlife-related charges. 


U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says in a news release the men were sentenced Wednesday in Jackson. 


The release says Darrel Eugene Dew, a former conservation officer, pleaded guilty to charges related to taking wild turkeys and deer on federal lands. 


He was fined $750 plus a $60 assessment fee and agreed to forfeit a shotgun, bow and various animal parts. 


Jason Thomas Kerr, a former area manager, was found guilty of conspiring with Dew. 


Kerr was fined $500 plus a $10 assessment. 


Both were placed on one year of federal probation that prohibits them from hunting and from entering any U.S. national forest or U.S. national wildlife refuge for two years.