- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Two men accused of gunning down a bull elk in Grand Teton National Park while drunk have been sentenced to a week in jail and ordered to pay a total of more than $10,000 in fines and restitution.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1opXMcW ) 28-year-old Rex Geldert and 22-year-old Tyson Lopez, both of Lyman, struck a deal with prosecutors Monday and each pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

Prosecutors say the men were on their way to Dubois at about 3 a.m. Sunday when the elk crossed Highway 26 near Moran Junction. Geldert is accused of getting out the vehicle, and on Lopez’ suggestion, shooting the elk.

Lopez pleaded guilty to DUI and aiding and abetting an act of poaching. Geldert pleaded guilty to poaching and public intoxication.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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