Illegal Poaching Could Land Shady Cove Man in Prison
Nicholaus Rodgers, 31, of Shady Cove pled guilty yesterday Act in U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado to a single violation of the federal Lacy Act, which regulates illegal interstate hunting and trafficking of illegally obtained wildlife parts.
He faces up to three and a half years in federal prison for helping poachers in Utah and Colorado illegally kill bobcats and cougars, some of which were caged, ensnared and even maimed to make it easier for clients to kill them.
In exchange for Rodgers guilty plea, six other felony wildlife charges were dropped. Rodgers, who is currently free on bond, is scheduled to return for sentencing on November 7th.