Four S.C. hunters suspected of using poison arrows
Four South Carolina men were jailed over the weekend by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers on suspicion of multiple illegal hunting activities, including using poisons on their archery hunting arrows.
The suspects are George R. Plummer, 51, and Joseph Nevling, 50, both of Timmonsville, S.C., James Cole, 50, of Sumter, S.C., and Michael C. Courtney, 25, of Florence, S.C.
They were arrested Saturday evening at their hunt camp in the Brush Creek area east of Collbran.
The four had been hunting the area for several years, said Parks and Wildlife investigator Rich Antonio.
The four are expected to enter a plea in Mesa County District Court later today. Until that happens, Antonio said he could provide few details of the case other than to say it was the culmination of a lengthy investigation.
The four were jailed on suspicion of using toxins in their hunting equipment, hunting black bear with bait, hunting after hours and illegal possession of big game wildlife.