Wyoming man sentenced to boot camp for felony poaching

October 04, 2012 at 03:40 PM

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The first person charged under Wyoming’s new anti-poaching law could avoid prison if he successfully completes boot camp.

Twenty-year-old Colton Lapp was sentenced to boot camp on Monday after pleading guilty to three felony counts of poaching. Worland game warden Matt Lensch said that Lapp could face up to six years in prison if he doesn’t complete camp.

The Casper Star-Tribune (bit.ly/QlhqSh) reported that Lapp must pay a $15,000 fine and will owe another $15,000 if he violates his probation.

A law passed last year makes it a felony to kill three or more antlered deer out of season within 10 years. Lapp poached three times in a little over a year.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.