2008-11-27 / Police Reports

Two Charged Following Vehicle Stop

Two men have been charged in connection with a vehicle stop that occurred along Miller Road in Taylor Township after Pennsylvania Game Commission officials observed a spotlight sweeping across a field.

Theodore Duvall McMurtrie, 32, of Dudley currently faces charges of unlawful use of lights while hunting and restrictions on recreational spotlighting, as well as one count each of unlawful possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, passenger 23-year-old David Lee Rickabaugh of Robertsdale has been cited with a summary offense of spotlighting while in possession of a crossbow.

Charges against McMurtrie and Rickabaugh were filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne as a result of the traffic stop at 11:10 p.m. on September 6. During the stop, Game Commission officials found a cocked crossbow on the back seat of McMurtrie's vehicle.

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