Lake County Man Given Prison Term on Charges That Included Shooting Bald Eagle
A Tiptonville man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.
United States Attorney Kevin Ritz announced the sentence for 44 year old Jason Perkins, who was convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and the unlawful taking of a bald eagle.
In March of 2021, U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents, and TWRA officers, received a report of a bald eagle carcass in Tiptonville.
Through witness interviews, and a search warrant for Perkin’s home, officers determined Perkins shot the bald eagle.
Reports said a 12-gauge shotgun and .357 handgun possessed by Perkins were recovered.