A pair of brazen brothers from Kentucky finally had their day in court, pleading guilty on hundreds of illegal hunting charges.
In November 2016, an investigation was launched after one of the brothers, Larry Fryman, 69, was discovered by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers to have been illegally hunting in Mason County.
Dozens upon dozens of deer antlers were eventually recovered by conservation officers at the Fryman’s family farm, many of which were believed to have been killed and mounted over a number of years.
As the investigation intensified over the following months, Larry and his brother Danny Fryman, 63, were subsequently slapped with hundreds of illegal hunting charges. Larry Fryman’s convictions included 115 counts of illegally taking a deer or turkey and was paired with a count of terroristic threatening after Larry reportedly told the conservation officer, “If you come back to serve me without the Sheriff, there will be a dead game warden, and I know enough to drag you in the house.”
His brother Danny was convicted on 114 counts of illegally taking a deer or turkey. Stripping them of their hunting privileges for three years, the court also ordered each of the siblings to pay $10,000 in restitution.
Additionally, Larry Fryman received a $750 fine, additional restitution of $200, $153 in court costs and was sentenced to 360 days, to serve 60 days in home incarceration with the balance probated. His brother Danny was also fined $500 and sentenced to 360 days, to serve 30 days in home incarceration with the balance probated.