Deer killed, illegally butchered behind Frostburg home

Staff report

FROSTBURG — Officers with the Maryland Natural Resources Police received a tip on Sunday that someone had shot two deer and was butchering them behind a home off state Route 936 in Frostburg.

Officers found Brian Andrew Lewis, 28, of Lonaconing, at the residence and asked to see the deer.

Lewis acknowledged killing the deer. He was charged with hunting without a license and possessing untagged deer parts. Officers seized the venison and donated it to a charitable program.

NRPLewis is scheduled to appear on Jan. 14. in Allegany District Court. If convicted of both charges, he faces a maximum fine of $3,000.

Also in Allegany County, Guy Eugene Stonestreet III, 48, of Flintstone, was charged on Saturday with driving in a non-designated area after officers received a tip about a truck parked along an old off-road recreational vehicle trail in Green Ridge State Forest.

Stonestreet said he acquired the gate key in his capacity as a county roads supervisor. An officer told him he was not authorized to use the trail for hunting or other personal business.

Stonestreet is scheduled to appear in Allegany District Court on Jan. 14. If found guilty, he could be fined as much as $1,500.

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