Warren County Men Accused of Illegally Shooting Deer in Washington Borough, NJ
Two men from Warren County NJ were recently arrested and criminally charged after they allegedly shot a deer in Washington Borough, New Jersey.
The suspects are a 28-year-old Washington Township man and a 29-year-old Oxford NJ man. According to law enforcement officials, the shooting incident occurred a short time after 6:00 p.m. on the 200 block of Rush Avenue in Washington Borough, NJ. The suspects were allegedly driving on the roadway when the stopped and then used a crossbow to shoot a deer.
Washington Township NJ police received a call about the shooting and dispatched police officers to the scene. Also providing assistance at the scene were officers with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Fish and Game.
Law enforcement investigated and determined that the suspects may have shot the deer. Police placed the suspects under arrest and charged them with multiple crimes, including pursuing wildlife with the aid of a motor vehicle, pursuing deer during a closed season, interfering with the duties of a conservation officer, and disorderly conduct.
One of the suspects was also charged with a weapons offense for allegedly possessing a loaded crossbow within 150 feet of an occupied building.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Pair Charged with Shooting Deer from Car with Crossbow.”