Two charged with hunting while intoxicated, turkey baiting

Turkey - File Photo by Marcie Anderson

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD – Police have charged two men in connection with a hunting trip gone wrong. Officers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources charged two men for hunting while intoxicated and turkey baiting.

On Jan 18, officers located a baited area filled with cracked corn and birdseed on a private property in Allegany County. The next day, officers returned to conduct surveillance and found four blinds with a person inside each one.

The four individuals were Charles Ebersberger Jr., 66; William Cahall Jr., 74; Claire Parker, 59; and John Grimm, 74. They told police they were hunting for turkeys.

“Nearby, police also observed Roger Sexauer III, 37, and Michael Ebersberger, 37, riding together in a utility task vehicle looking for turkeys. During the investigation, police learned that both Parker and Sexauer were intoxicated and charged them with hunting while impaired,” the agency said. “Police also charged Parker and Ebersberger Jr. for possessing a firearm while hunting with a bow during deer season. Additionally, Michael Ebersberger was charged with hunting with an illegal weapon.”

All of the suspects were cited for hunting turkeys with the aid of bait

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