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Biggs enters guilty plea in deer poaching case

December 13th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Christopher Biggs pleaded guilty to charges of spotlighting and violating gaming laws in West Virginia’s largest deer poaching case. In January, 223 charges involving at least 27 antlered bucks taken illegally in Mineral, Grant and Hampshire counties in West Virginia from mid-September to late December were filed against Biggs and seven other Keyser residents. Biggs was charged with misdemeanors of spotlighting, hunting from a motor vehicle, having a loaded firearm in a vehicle and conspiracy. He received a small fine and a period of home confinement. Biggs was appointed EMS chief of Maryland’s Allegany County Department of Emergency Services in 2019 and was suspended from his job for an “alleged violation of law,” county officials said via press release after news of the deer poaching case broke in January.