Go directly to jail. Do not pass go… That’s where the now 20-year old Trey Joseph Frederick of Beaumont, TX is heading, because surprise, surprise… He violated the terms of his parole.
In October 2016 Frederick’s original probation sentence handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn, was five years in length. Frederick had pleaded guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act after he was convicted for shooting two Whooping Cranes on Blair Road in Jefferson County in January 2016.
Yesterday, Frederick returned to federal court because he violated his probation terms by using an AR-15 assault rifle to hunt from a roadway in Jefferson County.
Frederick’s probation terms specifically prohibited him from owning or possessing firearms, or any kind of dangerous weapons. He is also not allowed to fish or hunt anywhere in the United States.
During his court appearance yesterday, U. S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn sentenced Frederick to 11 months incarceration to be followed by a one year term of supervised release.