Scott H. Pleasanton, 33, of Hartly; Joshua L. Marshall, 33, of Magnolia and Brian D. Wallace, 34, of Camden-Wyoming were charged by Natural Resources Police from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents for multiple hunting related violations after agents responded to a report of shots being fired at deer in fields on the Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area near Viola.
Pleasanton and Wallace were charged with discharging a firearm on, near or across a public roadway, hunting from a motor vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and third degree conspiracy. Marshall was charged with carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and third degree conspiracy.
The three men were arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court seven in Dover. Pleasanton and Wallace were released on $2,100 unsecured bond and Marshall was released on $2,000 unsecured bond, pending trial in the Court of Common Pleas at a later date.
Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302 739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx.