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OPERATION TENDERLOIN


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« on: December 15, 2006, 03:54:18 pm »

OPERATION TENDERLOIN

This investigation began in Nov. 2005 with a TIP concerning an untagged deer in a Clermont County residents’ back yard. Clermont Co. Wildlife Officer Terry Glynn contacted the suspect, which consequently led to information to obtain a search warrant. A search warrant was executed by Wildlife Officers and Investigators .Two suspects were contacted at the Amelia residence, Francis Fille, 22, and Keith Fille, 19, both of Amelia. Both admitted that they and five companions shot 80-100 deer from July 2005 to Nov. 22, 2005. All deer killing occurred in Brown and Clermont Counties at night using spotlights, rifles and shotguns. The pair told Investigators they used hand held radios and two vehicles to avoid being caught by Wildlife Officers. In most of the killings, only the tenderloins were removed from the deer and antlers if the deer was a buck, and the carcasses were concealed in a remote area to avoid detection by anyone. Items seized during the search warrant include: a .410 shotgun, 12 ga. shotgun, a .22 rifle. A 30-06 rifle, bloody coveralls, deer tenderloins and a 7 pt, deer mount. Francis Fille was charged with 20 counts including spotlighting, taking a deer with a rifle, and possession of illegally taken deer. He paid $981 in fines and restitution, forfeited all items seized during the search warrant and lost his hunting privileges for 10 years. Keith Fille was charged with 20 wildlife counts including spotlighting, taking a deer with a shotgun, and possession of illegally taken deer, Keith Fille paid $981 in fines and restitution, forfeited all items seized during the search warrant and lost his hunting privileges for 10 years. 

Wildlife Officers also went to interview Jonathan Arnold, 19, Batavia. Arnold had a fresh deer head in the bed of his truck and several rifles in the cab. Elam Atkins, 29, of Batavia was also present and both were arrested and transported to the Clermont Co. jail. They later admitted to the same violations as had the File brothers. Officers seized a 30-30 rifle, two .22 rifles, a .17 rifle, a .223 rifle, a 30-06 rifle, and 11 sets of deer antlers. Arnold was charged with 33 counts of wildlife violations including: spotlighting ,taking a deer with a rifle, and possession of an illegally taken deer. Arnold paid $3827 in fines and restitution, forfeited all items seized except his Ford F150 truck and lost his hunting privileges for 7 years. Elam Atkins was charged with 20 counts including: spotlighting, taking a deer with a rifle and possession of illegally taken deer. Atkins paid $3681 in fines and restitution, forfeited all items seized and lost his hunting privileges for 7 years.

Adam Craver, 22, of Batavia, was interviewed at his residence and admitted to the same violations as the others. One large 16 point deer mount was seized and several sets of deer antlers. Craver was charged with 23 counts of wildlife violations including: spotlighting, taking a deer with a rifle and possession of illegally taken deer. Craver paid $3761 in fines and restitution, forfeited all items seized, and lost his hunting privileges for 10 years. Officers received information that Guy “Bucky” Davis, 22 of New York and Chad Glinsky of New York had killed five large bucks at night while hunting with the other named suspects. Wildlife investigators arranged a hunt with the two New York men during the deer gun season. Guy Davis came to Ohio with his girlfriend Amy Mundy, to hunt during the deer gun season, and hunted with the Investigators for two days. Davis went out the second night to kill a buck and shot at a 10 point buck from the Investigator’s vehicle with his 25-06 rifle. Davis was arrested later that same morning at 6:30 am at his hotel by uniformed Widlife Officers. Officers seized a 25-06 rifle, deer antlers, a camcorder, cameras, drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with 11 counts including: spotlighting, taking a deer with a rifle and possession of illegally taken deer. Davis paid $2449 in fines and restitution, forfeited all items seized and lost his hunting privileges for 10 years. Chad Glinsky did not return to Ohio to hunt but he was later contacted by Officers of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He did not return to Ohio in Federal Court but paid  a $4100 fine for a Lacey Act violation for transporting the five illegally taken deer heads across state lines.  Totals for Operation tenderloin: 127 wildlife charges, $15480.90 in fines and restitution, all items forfeited except for the truck, and 54 years of hunting license suspensions.
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 10:53:28 pm »

Standing up and applauding ! wished they would enforce the hunting laws better
in Knox County , theres been more then once Ive done the work, called the GW showed the GW  enough evidence and even gave him the guys name this year ,
and if they would enforce trespassing laws , and Im talking the KCSO , there wouldnt be incidents Like with the Wilhelms . and McCoy episode .
A few of us backed McCoy 100 percent .. he didnt get the truth told in court , and hes out waiting for a second trial on his ordeal ..
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