Fisherman's Cheating Charge Makes him an Outcast

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Sunday, May 13 2007 May 13, 2007 Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:32:40 PM CDT May 13, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - An avid angler accused of cheating in a bass fishing tournament is finding that fellow fishermen aren't forgiving this transgression. Gary Lee Jones of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, faces a felony count of theft by deception. Just as painfully, perhaps, he faces the ire of his fishermen friends. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that last month, Jones was caught in an elaborate police sting with tying two live bass to a duck blind the day before a tournament April 29. He fetched the winning fish the next day. Just as he won a cash prize and trophy, he was placed under arrest. Dealers around Lake Wappapello in southern Missouri and his former fishing buddies say he let them down. Jones, who didn't wish to comment, goes on trial in July.

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