Vigo County Man Arrested For Poaching Multiple White-Tailed Deer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana Conservation Officers arrested 30 year old Clint D. Lawson, of Terre Haute, Sunday evening on a warrant stemming from charges related to multiple counts of illegal taking of white-tailed deer.

Lawson was taken to the Vigo County Jail and held on a $10,000 bond.

Conservation officers say their investigation into Lawson’s alleged illegal hunting activities began in January 2018. Indiana Conservation Officers seized three sets of white-tailed deer antlers from Lawson in June 2018.

The three sets of antlers were, according to Lawson, scored 171”, 181 3/8”, and 185 7/8”. The size and quality of the antlers were used by officers to assess respective fair market values at $1,700, $2,300, and $2,300, estimated conservatively, at the low end of the pricing spectrum. As a result of the estimated combined value of the deer, three additional charges of theft were filed.

Lawson faces the following charges:

  • Three counts: Theft – Level 6 Felony
  • Two counts: Unlawful Taking of White-tailed Deer – Class B Misdemeanor
  • One count: Assisting a Criminal – Class A Misdemeanor