Alleged fishing cheaters face felony charges
by Alan Reed
Jul 05, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The two fishermen accused of cheating to place in the Trigg County Relay For Life fishing tournament are now facing much choppier waters. Dwayne E. Nesmith, 43, of Island, and Brian K. Thomas, 31, of Dawson Springs are now facing multiple felony counts on charges of theft by deception and attempted theft by deception in Lyon and Marshall Counties, in addition to the original misdemeanor charges in Trigg County.

The men were caught at the April 30 tournament using fish they caught before the event began. Acting on a tip, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources officers marked the suspicious captive fish. After the tournament, Thomas and Nesmith’s fish were inspected, revealing several of the marked fish among fish caught during the tournament. They were disqualified from the event and arrested.

The case was investigated by Kentucky State Police Sgt. Brent White, who noted the two fishermen had been entering and placing in several fishing tournaments since 2004.

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