JASPER — A Jasper man and two Wellborn men have been charged with deer poaching by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Justin A. Cheshire, 28, of Jasper, Logan H. Corbett, 20, of Wellborn, and David M. Moody, 23, of Wellborn, were charged with multiple misdemeanors for illegally taking deer following an investigation.
According to FWC’s release, an FWC officer discovered a doe deer carcass beneath the Alligator Creek Bridge off U.S. Highway 129 near Jasper on July 11.
The release states the doe had been freshly killed, cleaned and discarded under the bridge.
Officers then began monitoring the area and discovered two additional carcasses, a small buck in velvet and a large buck with the head removed, according to the release.
During the investigation, officers talked with the suspects and found deer hair, blood and body parts in vehicles driven by Cheshire and Moody, the release states.
According to FWC, after the deer meat was confiscated and the head of the 9-point buck was recovered, additional evidence of illegal activity was found on social media sites.
The three suspects were recently charged and arrested, according to an FWC investigator.
Cheshire was charged with five counts, Corbett one count and Moody seven counts of taking deer during a closed season. If found guilty, all three could lose their hunting licenses for up to three years.