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Sussex Countian
  • Sussex men charged with weapons, hunting violations

  • Two Sussex County men were arrested Jan. 5 near Frankford following a call from a concerned citizen regarding deer hunting on a Sunday.
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  • Two Sussex County men were arrested Jan. 5 near Frankford following a call from a concerned citizen regarding deer hunting on a Sunday.
    According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Natural Resources Police, Thorvald P. Impastato, 19, of Frankford, and Gabriel S. Bowden, 18, of Dagsboro, were arrested and charged with numerous violations including shooting a firearm within a safety zone near a residence, trespassing to hunt and hunting deer illegally on a Sunday. Police said two shotguns and a handgun with a silencer were seized from Impastato and Bowden.
    Both men were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown. Impastato was released on $2,725 unsecured bond and Bowden was released on $250 unsecured bond, pending trial at a later date.
    DNREC officials said hunters should always consider their surroundings and how far their ammunition can travel. Officials also said it is illegal in Delaware for anyone other than the owner or occupant, or a person with specific, advance permission from the owner or occupant, to discharge a firearm so that a shot, slug or bullet lands upon any occupied dwelling, house or residence, or any related barn, stable or other outbuilding.
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