An Anne Arundel County man has been charged with 125 counts of wildlife violations following a year-long investigation into his hunting activities byt Maryland Natural Resources Police..
Richard Norman Warren, 64, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Friday on a criminal warrant issued by an Anne Arundel County District Court Commissioner.
Charging documents say that last year a search of freezers, a shed and a cargo-style container at his former business found 134 sets of antlers with skull caps attached, untagged venison and turkey, several containers of deer tails and boundary signs belonging to the Department of Natural Resources. The current proprietor told police the out buildings still belonged to Warren.
Warren told officers the antlers were his and the result of 50 years of hunting. He later amended his remarks to say some of the antlers were given to him by friends.
State hunting records indicate that in the last 15 years, Warren checked in nine antlered deer, 25 antlerless deer and no turkeys or sika deer.
A hearing date in Anne Arundel County District Court has not been set.