A judge ordered 34-year-old John Walker Drinnon to spend weekends during the next 5 years’ worth of hunting season in jail after he was convicted of poaching a deer, pictured here. (Photo courtesy: Texas Parks and Wildlife)
AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — A judge in Grayson County, north of Dallas, has sentenced a man caught poaching a deer to spend weekends during deer hunting season in jail.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says 34-year-old John Walker Drinnon of Whitesboro was convicted of poaching a 19-point white-tailed buck with a rifle in an archery-only county on private property, which is a state jail felony.
Great buck which he stole from the people of Texas. Deserves the sentence
— Brian L Smith (@BrianLSmith4) December 21, 2017
The judge ordered Drinnon to spend every weekend of hunting season in jail for the next five years.
Drinnon also received 5 years of probation and must pay over $18,000 in civil restitution.
The judge also prohibited Drinnon from purchasing a hunting license while on probation.