Cleveland man pleads guilty to wildlife charges

By The Associated Press

ABERDEEN — A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to four counts of violating federal migratory bird rules.

U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams says Cecil Allen “Torch” Tindle pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Aberdeen to killing migratory birds from a motor boat while the boat was under power and aiding and abetting other hunters in the taking of ducks in excess of the daily bag limit during a commercially guided duck hunt.

Tindle was ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 and restitution of $4,000.

Adams says Tindle is on probation for a period of two years, during which time he cannot hunt in any manner or at any hunting camp or campsite anywhere in the world at any time during any season open to hunting.