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Old 09-08-2010, 04:20 AM
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September 7, 2010
Contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

Two Inverness residents were arrested when an investigation uncovered they had illegally taken a deer and then posted the photos on Facebook.

William Andrew Buchanan (DOB 08/26/89) and Tara Anne Carver (DOB 09/06/82) were cited for possession of wildlife taken illegally, according to investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

"FWC officers received information that the photos had been published on Facebook and investigated the tip," said Lt. Steve Farmer, investigations supervisor. "Investigators then interviewed Buchanan and Carver."

Buchanan confirmed he was in the photographs, helping skin the deer. He also stated he used his mother's truck to move the deer when he received a call from Carver, and he provided the chain to hang the deer. However, he wouldn't admit to shooting the deer or being present when the deer was killed, said Investigator Jim Smith, lead investigator on the case.

"Carver said she published the photographs on her Facebook page and that the deer was killed sometime in May," Smith said.

Carver blamed Buchanan for killing the deer but confirmed she had skinned it and stored some of the meat in her uncle's freezer.

"Fortunately for investigators, pictures can say a thousand words," Smith said.

Farmer said there was a third person involved in the case, but he wasn't charged because he was in county jail awaiting transport to state prison on multiple felony charges.

In a technologically advanced society, Internet websites provide opportunities for the collection of evidence when Florida's wildlife is illegally killed. The FWC has created a specialized Internet Crimes Unit to monitor and collect evidence when Florida's wildlife is exploited. Possession of illegally taken wildlife is a second-degree misdemeanor.

"This case is an excellent example of the FWC's teamwork and shows our commitment to protecting the natural resources of Florida," Farmer said.

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Old 09-08-2010, 04:52 AM
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Crooks have a hard time keeping their mouth shut and obviously off of Facebook. The NCAA is investigating a number of cases where athletes/boosters/agents do things not OK within the rules and have to show off their pictures.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:27 AM
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Dumb crooks getting dumber.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:33 AM
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i have an idea, let me do something illegal and then post pictures and descriptions of me doing it on the internet for the whole world to see...
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:44 AM
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I really believethere is a lot more of this going on than most people could even fathom!!!
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:47 PM
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They must have learned from Ted Nugent filming his illegal hunting activities and then televising them....Dumb Nuge wanna be's
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:36 AM
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They must have learned from Ted Nugent filming his illegal hunting activities and then televising them....Dumb Nuge wanna be's
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:22 AM
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I dont see anything wrong with this if the deer ended up in the freezer you gotta wonder if they may have been having a hard time and needed the meat if this were the case then I cant say that I wouldnt do the same.Thats just my opinion.
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