Four Chittenden County men have been charged by Vermont State Game Wardens for poaching several deer in the area, and three of them are from Milton, according to law enforcement.
Paul Brown, 35, of Milton was arraigned on December 5 in Chittenden Superior Court for several fish and wildlife crimes in addition to violating conditions of release related to an earlier poaching case this year in which he was prohibited from hunting in Vermont and possessing firearms, bows, and arrows.
Wardens recently executed several search warrants related to multiple illegal deer taken by Brown and other individuals identified as 28-year-old Tony Larock of Milton, 18-year-old Colby Ducharme of Milton, and 32-year-old Chad Limoge of Colchester.
Game Wardens say that during the execution of the search warrants, they recovered substantial amounts of evidence linking the suspects to the taking, possessing and transporting of multiple illegal deer. During the execution of one search warrant, Brown was found in possession of several muzzleloading rifles in violation of his conditions of release related to a separate active poaching case.
Larock has been charged with multiple fish and wildlife crimes and will be arraigned in Chittenden Superior Court on December 19, 2019.
It’s not the first time Larock has found himself in legal trouble- he was convicted of a charge of driving with a suspended license in Grand Isle County in June.
Ducharme has been charged with taking deer in closed season and will be arraigned in Chittenden Superior Court on January 14, 2020.
Limoge has been charged with possession and transportation of illegal deer and will be arraigned in Chittenden Superior Court on February 11, 2020.
Limoge has a record of arrests for retail theft, unlawful restraint, interfering with emergency services, domestic assault, and aggravated domestic assault.
According to game wardens, more charges are pending in this case. If you have any information related to these individuals illegally hunting or possessing illegal deer to forward it to them by calling (802) 878-7111, Operation Game Thief 1-800-75-ALERT.[bar group=’86’]