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Muscle Shoals Officer Fired For Killing Dear
Posted on December 31, 2012
A former Muscle Shoals police officer, accused of shooting and killing a deer on federal property while on duty, has been charged in connection with the incident, officials said Friday.
Greg Scoggins, 47, of Muscle Shoals, is charged with reckless endangerment, hunting without a permit, and hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle, according to Lt. Darryl Askew of the Alabama Department of Conservation’s Game and Fish Division.
Askew said Scoggins was served with the warrants Friday and after being arrested he was released on a signature bond. All three charges are misdemeanors. Reckless endangerment is punishable by a year in jail and a fine if convicted, while the other two charges are punishable by fines.
Muscle Shoals Police Chief Robert Evans said Friday that Scoggins was terminated from the department Thursday.
Officials said Scoggins is accused of shooting and killing a deer Sunday morning on the Tennessee Valley Authority property that fronts Second Street. Reports indicate Scoggins was on duty when the shooting took place.
TVA officials said the incident was turned over to the Alabama Department of Conservation.
Scoggins, who had been with the department since December 2001, had been on administrative leave with pay since the incident.