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Two men arrested after drive-by shooting of deer

LAND O'LAKES — Two men were arrested Saturday after, deputies say, they killed a deer in a drive-by shooting.

At about 10:40 p.m., Charles Martin Jones and Michael Edward McCord were driving on State Road 52 near the eastern Pasco County community of Darby when they spotted a "small young deer," according to a Pasco Sheriff's report.

McCord, 51, pulled over on the side of the road while Jones, 54, aimed a rifle out the window of the Ford Explorer and fired, the report states.

They left the deer and drove a few miles west on SR 52 to Ehren Cutoff where Jones threw the rifle out the window, the report states. A deputy later caught up and arrested them. The report did not mention witnesses.

Jones, of 4017 Harbor Hills Drive in Largo, was charged with taking wildlife on a road. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail on his own recognizance. McCord, of 19546 Margie Ave. in Spring Hill, was charged with willful waste of wildlife, taking wildlife on a road and discharging a firearm in public. He was released from jail on $2,500 bail.

Two men arrested after drive-by shooting of deer 12/31/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 3:01pm]
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