Two Frederick men were charged with poaching three deer on the campus of Montgomery College in Germantown, MD on New Year’s Eve.
— Maryland DNR (@MarylandDNR) January 4, 2017
A security guard on saw two men drive through the Germantown campus in a pickup truck, stop and shoot at a herd of deer with a crossbow then take the downed deer. Montgomery County Police stopped the truck and found three dead deer in the bed. Police immediately contacted the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Jaron Randall Hall, 30, and James Andrew Fernandez, 25, admitted they stopped at the college and killed the deer before going to work. They were charged with hunting on private land without written permission, hunting within a safety zone and hunting deer at night. The driver of the vehicle, Hall, was also charged with shooting from a road and having a loaded crossbow in a vehicle.
Officers confiscated Hall’s crossbow and case, crossbow bolts, handheld spotlight and a headlamp. The deer were too damaged to be donated to a food bank and were disposed of.