Poachers Caught Red Handed Shooting/Stabbing Deer
Published on Nov 21, 2012 - 7:16:26 AM
Nov. 20, 2012 - On 11/18/12 at 2:18 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was advised by Sacramento CHP of multiple 911 calls reporting a Tan Toyota SUV occupied by two Asian male subjects somewhere on Ponderosa Road near North Shingle that had a large amount of blood coming out of the back of the vehicle and the two occupants of the Toyota were trying to hide their faces as the driver was speeding away.
Multiple law enforcement officers converged on the area and the Toyota was spotted by an El Dorado County Sheriff's Office K9 unit, traveling westbound on Hwy 50 nearing the county line at a high rate of speed.
Not knowing exactly what they were dealing with, Deputies and CHP Officers conducted a felony stop on the car and detained the two occupants. Inside the Toyota was the carcass of a recently killed deer and there was an extensive amount of blood strewn about the interior of the car and on the two subjects.
Fish and Game Officers were requested and upon arrival, conducted their investigation. Evidently the two subjects illegally shot the spike male deer with a shotgun off Ponderosa Road, and after the deer collapsed, threw it in the back of the Toyota. Shortly thereafter, while driving away, the deer regained consciousness and began struggling. One or both of the subjects used an edged weapon to stab the deer until it finally died, leaving the car and it's occupants spattered in blood, and blood dripping heavily out the back of the car.
Based on the findings of this investigation, 46 year old Scott Lee of Sacramento, and 32 year old Nai Saechao of Sacramento were arrested by Fish and Game Officers for violating multiple laws related to hunting, including Poaching, as well as felony Animal Cruelty.
Both subjects were booked into the El Dorado County Jail. They posted bail and were released later that night.
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