Clay Co. man charged after trying to sell deer online

Charles Tyran Young, 24, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and charged with animal cruelty, unlawful possession of game, and unlawful sale of game. He was released on $1,569.75 bond.
By: 
STEVE ROGERS
Staff Writer

A Clay County man is charged with animal cruelty and other crimes for reportedly trapping a deer, tying it to a concrete block and then trying to sell it on Facebook.

His Facebook posts with the deer are what alerted investigators with the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks of the potential crimes.

Charles Tyran Young, 24, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and charged with animal cruelty, unlawful possession of game, and unlawful sale of game. He was released on $1,569.75 bond.

After he started posting the pictures on the social media site, someone pointed out it was illegal and contacted game wardens.

Some of the charges are class 1 misdemeanors which among the most serious misdemeanors, falling just short of penalties associated with felonies. They carry mandatory fines of between $2,000 and $5,000 and five days in the county jail. They also forfeit all hunting and fish rights for at least 12 months from the date of conviction.

Another clause in the statute allows the judge to add in another $100 animal offered for sale.

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