Mount Airy man accused of jacklighting

December 08, 1997

A Mount Airy man was arrested Thursday night by state Natural Resources Police on charges of jacklighting deer, a police spokesman said.

Jacklighting -- shining a light on wildlife at night while carrying a weapon -- carries a maximum penalty of a $2,000 fine and six months in jail, John Surrick, the spokesman, said.

Arrested at a farm field in the Mount Airy area about 7: 15 p.m. was Neal G. Eitel, 48, of the 3800 block of W. Watersville Road.

Natural Resources Police reported seeing grazing deer and said Eitel had a .270-caliber rifle with him when he shone his vehicle headlights at the animals.

The rifle was confiscated, Surrick said.

Pub Date: 12/08/97

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