TYLER (September 9, 2013)—Stephen Anderson Sipes, Jr., 57, of Shreveport, La., was ordered Monday to pay more than $14,000 in restitution after he pleaded guilty to transporting 14 whitetail deer from Missouri to a West Texas ranch illegally.
Sipes was also sentenced Monday to serve 48 hours of community service as a condition of a two-year probated sentence for federal wildlife violations, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the East District of Texas said.
Sipes pleaded guilty in June to negligent transportation of wildlife.
In 2010, Sipes in 2010 transported 14 imported whitetail deer from Carthage, Mo., to a ranch in Sanderson, which is prohibited by Texas law, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Sipes must pay the restitution to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.