GREENBRIER, AR – Three Faulkner County men have bonded out of jail after being arrested for Illinois hunting violations.
Randy McNew, 53, his son Ethan McNew, 22, and Randy’s brother Danny McNew, 50, were taken into custody June 24 on a total of 12 charges.
A news release issued Wednesday by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission explains that a cooperative investigation involving Illinois and Arkansas wildlife officers led to the arrests.
Illinois officers said the charges grew out of a deer hunting visit to that state last fall. Arkansas and Illinois are two states participating in the relatively new nationwide Interstate Violators Compact.
Randy McNew was charged with felony resource theft, two counts of misdemeanor falsification of records and misdemeanor unlawful take of white-tailed deer.
Danny McNew was charged with felony resource theft, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor fraudulent use of a deer permit and unlawful hunting deer with a crossbow.
Ethan McNew was charged with felony resource theft, two counts of misdemeanor providing false harvest records and misdemeanor failure to report harvest.
The three posted bonds totaling $45,000.