New Mexico man gets probation for harassing wildlife
Aug. 18, 2017
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officers with the New Mexico Game and Fish Department say tips from the public led to the prosecution of a Roswell man on wildlife harassment charges.
Twenty-eight-year-old Enrico Amaya pleaded no contest this week to charges that he allegedly chased a herd of pronghorn in a pasture near town with his off-highway vehicle on several occasions.
Authorities say continued chasing of the game animals during the summer heat could have led to exhaustion and death.
Court records show Amaya was given a suspended 182-day jail sentence during a hearing in magistrate court. He'll have to serve supervised probation by enrolling in the county jail's alternative educational program.