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Sussex Countian
  • Dagsboro man charged with multiple weapons, deer hunting violations

  • A 45-year-old Dagsboro man was arrested Nov. 19 on multiple weapons violations following an investigation into illegal hunting practices in Sussex County.
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  • A 45-year-old Dagsboro man was arrested Nov. 19 on multiple weapons violations following an investigation into illegal hunting practices in Sussex County.
    According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources Police, David V. Novotny was charged with eight counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, two counts of possessing an unlawfully killed antlered deer, one count of possessing an unlawfully killed antlerless deer, one count of removing antlered deer parts prior to registering, one count of failure to check an antlered deer within 24 hours and one count of failure to attach a tag to an antlered deer.
    Police said four shot guns, one rifle, two muzzleloader rifles, one crossbow and assorted ammunition were seized as evidence. Also seized as evidence were two antlered deer and one antlerless deer that had been illegally harvested.
    Novotny was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $55,000 secured bond.

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