Poaching Sentence in Fort Sumner

A Fort Sumner man will spend 57 days in jail and pay over $2,000 in fines after pleading guilty to poaching charges.

Loy Minton was originally charged with 16 wildlife-related crimes stemming from an investigation.

Minton has been in jail since late January when a search warrant was served at his house.

A County Magistrate accepted an agreement, in which Minton pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful possession of deer and two counts of unlawful killing of deer.