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W.Va. deer poaching probe leads to Maryland fishing violation charges

February 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports electronic data obtained during investigation of alleged illegally killed deer in West Virginia led to charges of fishing violations in Maryland. According to police West Virginia Natural Resources Police in December received warrants to seize multiple cellphones and their contents at the Keyser, West Virginia, residence of Colton Broadwater.  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 eight area residents. Broadwater was charged with roughly 90 counts that include illegal wildlife possession, conspiracy and nighttime hunting. Christopher Biggs was charged and subsequently suspended from his job as EMS chief of the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services. His son, Tyler Biggs, Dalton Dolly, Gregory Broadwater, Robert Horner Sr., Robert "Beau" Horner Jr., and Ivy Rodehaver