- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

KARTHAUS, Pa. (AP) - One man has pleaded guilty and two others have waived their cases to trial on charges they illegally shot three bull elk in central Pennsylvania last month, including one of the largest bulls ever recorded in the commonwealth.

Clearfield County District Attorney William Shaw Jr. tells WJAC-TV (https://bit.ly/1tFuYgL ) that 25-year-old Frank Buchanan Jr., of Bellefonte, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 90 days to 18 months in jail. He was also fined $9,000 and must pay the state $11,500 to replace the elk.

Two other men, 48-year-old Jeffrey Bickle, of Bellefonte, and 20-year-old Cody Lyons, of Milesburg, have pleaded not guilty and want to stand trial.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the largest bull had a rack that ranked as the third-largest ever in Pennsylvania. Shaw says the men planned to sell the elks’ antlers.


Information from: WJAC-TV, https://www.wjactv.com

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