Cecil County man admits killing adult bald eagle

November 19, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Cecil County man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Monday to killing an adult bald eagle.

Adam C. Bennett, 71, of the 500 block of Camp Meeting Ground Road, Port Deposit, shot and killed the eagle Feb. 27 while the bird was in a tree on his property, said Nancy Howard, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Natural Resources.

DNR police were called by a neighbor, she said. DNR police recovered blood and feathers in Bennett's vehicle that tests proved were from a bald eagle. They recovered a carcass in a hedge near Bennett's home that appeared to be that of an eagle.

Bennett could be sentenced to a year in prison and fined $100,000 when he is sentenced Jan. 27.

Pub Date: 11/19/97

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