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OSP F&W Investigation into Bighorn Sheep Death leads to Charges for Sweet Home Man
Sergeant Chris Hawkins
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - LaGrande
(541) 963-7175 ext. 4670

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are continuing an investigation following the arrest Wednesday of a Sweet Home-area man on charges related to the death of a Bighorn Sheep in eastern Oregon. The follow up investigation includes determining how the Bighorn Sheep died and who is responsible for its death.
The investigation started three weeks ago after OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers in eastern Oregon received a report that a Bighorn Sheep was killed in late May 2010 in the Snake River area near Richland. The investigation led OSP troopers to serve a search warrant July 28th at a Sweet Home-area address and the subsequent arrest of ENOCH RAY ROBERTSON, age 30, after troopers seized evidence including Bighorn Sheep horns and a Bobcat hide.
ROBERTSON was transported to the Linn County Jail where Senior Trooper James Halsey cited and released him on the following offenses:
  • Unlawful Possession of a Game Mammal – Bighorn Sheep
  • Unlawful Possession of a Game Mammal – Bobcat hide
  • Taking Blacktail Doe Deer in Closed Season
  • Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana