Crime
7:12 am
Tue October 29, 2013

2 Texas Men Sent To Prison For Illegal Hunting In Kansas

A federal judge has sentenced two Texas brothers to prison for what prosecutors say may have been the largest deer poaching operation in Kansas history.

James Bobby Butler Jr. owned and operated a hunting camp near Coldwater, Kan., where his brother, Marlin Jackson Butler, worked as a guide.

The brothers from Martinsville, Texas, pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiring to violate a federal law prohibiting interstate transport of wildlife taken in violation of state regulations.

James Butler also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

He was sentenced Monday in Wichita to 10 months in prison.

Marlin received an eight-month sentence.

An appeals court last year ordered new sentences after ruling the district court miscalculated their sentences.