California man convicted for unlawful killing of an antelope

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WASHOE COUNTY, NV (KOLO) - A California man will serve jail time after he was convicted of unlawfully killing an antelope and the unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Department of Wildlife says Todd Bradley of Concord unlawfully obtained a Nevada resident hunting license and three Nevada resident big game tags in 2018. Officials say he then illegally hunted and killed a pronghorn antelope in Washoe County. Because he obtained both the license and the tag illegally, he was charged with the unlawful killing of an antelope without a valid tag, a Class E Felony.

Additionally, he was charged with two misdemeanor crimes associated with his fraudulently obtained and used Nevada resident hunting license, and two gross misdemeanor charges associated with false information to obtain tags and possession of the unlawfully killed antelope.

During the investigation wildlife officials determined that Bradley had prior criminal convictions that prohibited him from possessing a firearm, which he was documented to have used during his unlawful antelope hunt, leading to the additional Class B felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Since the antelope was in in Bradley’s possession at the time he was contacted and interviewed in California, additional charges were filed in California.

Bradley plead guilty to the two felony counts on May 9, 2019 as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced July 30, 2019 to two consecutive 34 month prison terms in the Nevada Department of Corrections Facility.

His Nevada prison sentences were suspended and Bradley is on probation for an indefinite period not to exceed 60 months.

Bradley’s probation conditions dictate that he is to spend 30 days in the Washoe County Jail beginning on January 4, 2020. Bradley was also ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,999 plus additional standard administrative fees.

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