Anna man faces 10 hunting, animal-related charges


By Alexandra Newman - anewman@aimmedianetwork.com



SIDNEY — An Anna man appeared in Sidney Municipal Court Monday to be arraigned on 10 hunting- and animal-related charges.

Cody Koppin, 18, 14555 Staley Road, pleaded not guilty to all counts against him and was released on a recognizance bond of $1,000, plus court costs.

In late January, he was charged with three counts of weapons for taking game birds and wild quadrupeds. According to court records, on or about Jan. 10, he hunted coyote, by any means other than hunting with a gun, with a gun and dog, with a bow and arrow, or with a bow and arrow and dog.

The fourth count against him claimed the same, just that it happened on or about Jan. 23. Counts five and six pointed to incidents that happened on or about Nov. 11, and Dec. 21, 2015, involving hunting raccoon by any means other than hunting with a gun, with a gun and dog, with a bow and arrow, or with a bow and arrow and dog. These charges are fourth-degree misdemeanors

The next four charges are third-degree misdemeanors. The seventh count is hunting without permission. According to court records, on or about Dec. 22, 2015, he, “did unlawfully hunt or trap upon lands, pond, lake or private waters of another, except water claimed by riparian right of ownership in adjacent lands, or shoot, shoot at, catch, kill, injure, or pursue a wild bird, wild waterfowl or wild animal thereon without obtaining written permission from the owner.”

Count eight is general hunting, trapping provisions. Court records indicate an incident on or about Dec. 1, 2015, involving an antlerless whitetail deer from the area of Amsterdam Road.

Counts nine and 10 are violations of deer regulations from on or about Jan. 26. He reportedly possessed an antlered whitetail deer killed by a motor vehicle on a highway.

He is scheduled to have a pretrial hearing in March.

Shelby County Wildlife Officer Tim Rourke and Sidney Law Director/Prosecutor Jeffrey Amick declined to comment until the case is resolved in court.

By Alexandra Newman

anewman@aimmedianetwork.com

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