Worland Man Faces Felony Poaching Charge
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a 19-year-old Worland man is the first to be charged under the state’s new felony poaching law.
The Associated Press reports that 19-year-old Colton Lapp faces five felony poaching counts under a state law that went into effect last July.
Prosecutors in Hot Springs County charge that Lapp killed four buck deer and shot at another this winter after he was convicted of two earlier poaching counts.
The new state law allows prosecutors to charge people with a felony if they’re convicted of poaching three times within a 10-year period.
Lapp is free on a $10,000 bond in Hot Springs County while awaiting his next court appearance. Nick Carter, a Gillette attorney representing Lapp, declined comment.