Warrant issued for Texan who bags giant gator

Warrant issued for Texan who bags giant gator

POSTED: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 8:24pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:54am

(AP) - A monster 880-pound alligator that was a Dallas lawyer's prize catch last month is now evidence in an
investigation that has resulted in four arrest warrants.

Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Cox said Wednesday that 42-year-old Levi McCathern and his three fishing and hunting guides were charged with taking wildlife on private property without the
landowner's permission.

A man who owns land on the Trinity River in Leon County told state game wardens that a large alligator had been killed on his property without his consent on June 11 and a second, smaller `gator was taken the day before.

Game wardens seized a 13-foot-1-inch alligator and a near 9-foot alligator.

Violators of the Class A misdemeanor face a maximum $4,000 fine and/or one year in jail.

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Sounds like another opportunist at work. The Trinity is a navigable waterway and the landowner cannot prevent anyone from traversing the river and alligators in the river are not the property of landowners whose land abuts the river.

I understood criminal trespass with a firearm was a felony. Here is a link where the lawyer has a picture of himself with the gator and a gun. He also states that he had landowner permission. Imagine that, a lawyer caught in a BOLD TYPE lie.

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