Verdict reached in Culverwell trial |

Verdict reached in Culverwell trial

Collin Smith

— Rodney Culverwell, 41, a Moffat County rancher, was convicted Friday evening on 16 of 80 poaching charges filed by the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

He was convicted on four of 16 counts of the following charges: Willful destruction of big game, a class 5 felony; illegal possession of wildlife, a misdemeanor; hunting without a license, a misdemeanor; and hunting out of season, a misdemeanor.

The jury did not convict Culverwell on any of the 16 counts of waste of edible game meat.

His sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m Nov. 4. A possible sentence could include jail time, fine, parole and/or hunting license suspensions.

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