On Dec. 1 agents received a complaint and a photograph printed from a social networking Web site of a subject posed with three dead deer, two spotted fawns and a doe.
Agents initiated an investigation and questioned Bearden. He allegedly admitted to shooting all three deer on opening day of gun season. He was issued citations for two counts of taking spotted fawns and possessing over the daily limit of deer.
Taking or possessing a spotted fawn carries a fine between $500 to $750, and jail time between 15 to 30 days for each count. Possessing over the limit of deer is punishable by a fine between $250 to $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs. Bearden will also have to pay restitution on the three deer valued at $1,573.62.
Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Robbie Mayo, Senior Agent Jeff Robinson and Agent Troy Mayo.