Go To Jail…

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.

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  1. Luella Frank July 14, 2017 11:45 pm

    Not enough, but better than nothing.

  2. Sally July 14, 2017 7:37 pm

    Good they are following through but it should be longer!

  3. Karen Anne Kolling July 14, 2017 12:03 pm

    At least this is something.

  4. Mollie Cook July 14, 2017 11:35 am

    SWEET JUSTICE!! Not long enough though………agree with you Dora! It’s obvious this guy needs to never own or use a firearm again or EVER be allowed to hunt, or even go unsupervised!!! What a troll & poor excuse for a human being.

  5. lilbirdz July 14, 2017 11:33 am

    Since he “has begun a career as a welder”, I wonder if he ever paid a penny of his fine of “more than $25,000 in restitution, including $12,907.50 to both the International Crane Foundation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation”. If he did even a few of his 200 hours of community service, I hope he didn’t do any harm to any organization. Sadly, jails are so full that he probably will do only a fraction of that 11 month sentence before he’s out on parole. Nevertheless, it is a victory for the cranes. It’s a start.Thanks for the info, Heather.


  6. darrell weaver July 14, 2017 11:04 am

    put him in jail what a stupid a**

  7. RadAudit1 July 14, 2017 10:16 am

    It’s a good first step.

  8. Dora Giles July 14, 2017 10:15 am

    Shoulld have been sentenced to 5 years in prison – the lenght of his probation period.