Sewall and Keith Hickman charged with multiple offenses

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two Sussex County men on Friday, November 16, after an investigation into illegal nighttime deer poaching.

Sewall B. Hickman, 23, of Frankford, and Keith A. Hickman, 47, of Selbyville, were both charged with two counts each of third-degree conspiracy, possessing or transporting antlered deer that were unlawfully killed, hunting deer during closed season, hunting at nighttime, unlawfully loaded firearm and hunting from a motor vehicle. Both men were also charged with failure to attach deer tag to an antlered deer, failure to check antlered deer within 24 hours, antlered deer registration violation, method of take violation and discharge of a firearm within 15 yards of public road or right-of-way. 

Sewall A. Hickman was also charged with killing an antlered deer without first purchasing a hunter’s choice deer tag. He was later released on $1,800 unsecured bond pending a future court appearance.

Keith A. Hickman was released on $1,700 unsecured bond, also pending a future court appearance.

As a result of the arrests, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police seized a Chevrolet pickup truck, a GMC SUV, one rifle, two antlered deer heads and numerous other hunting-related instruments.