West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Joint undercover investigation results in game law violation convictions in Berkeley County

8/7/2014

 

Steven B. Tyson of 1198 Apple Harvest Drive, Hedgesville, West Virginia, pleaded No Contest to seven game law violations Thursday July 24, 2014, in the Berkeley County Magistrate Court of West Virginia. The charges were filed against Mr. Tyson after a lengthy undercover operation between West Virginia Natural Resources Police and the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police. Between September 2013 and November 2013, the investigation revealed Mr. Tyson was operating an illegal deer processing enterprise at his residence in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
           
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, search warrants were executed by officers of the West Virginia Natural Resources Police and the Virginia Game and Fisheries Conservation Police at the residence of Steve Tyson and his brother, Max Tyson Jr., also of Hedgesville. As a result of the search warrants and evidence collected, Steve Tyson, his wife, Debra Tyson and brother, Max Tyson, were charged with multiple game violations as well as other crimes. As of this date, Max Tyson’s charges are still pending in the Berkeley County, West Virginia and Virginia court systems.
           
Steve Tyson was charged with one count of Illegal Sale of Wildlife (deer bologna), two counts of Conspiracy to Violate Chapter 20 and four counts of Illegal Possession of wildlife/parts thereof, which consisted of one 12-point buck, one 7-point buck, and two buck heads and antlers. Total fines and court cost assessed to Mr. Tyson totaled $1261.75
           
Debra L. Tyson pleaded No Contest to the Illegal Sale of Wildlife (deer bologna) and Conspiracy to Violate Chapter 20 in the Berkeley County Magistrate Court Jan. 30, 2014. Total fines and court costs were $360.50
           
Three other Berkeley County residents also received citations as a result of this investigation.
           
Sherman L. Parsons Jr. age 38 of Glengary, West Virginia, was charged with Taking Deer Closed Season one count, Illegal Possession of Wildlife (deer) one count, and Improper Checking of Deer, one count. Mr. Sherman pleaded to all charges Dec. 2, 2013. Total fines and Court Costs were $540. Mr. Sherman was also ordered to pay a $2,000 replacement cost on the deer.
           
Raymond E. Malcom, age 39 of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, was charged with the Illegal possession of Wildlife (deer) one count, Conspiring in a Game Law Violation of Chapter 20 one count, Driving Suspended and No proof of Insurance. Mr. Malcom pleaded to all charges Dec. 2, 2013. Total fines and court costs were $1,061.
           
Michael A. Benner, age 19 of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was charged with the Illegal Transportation of Wildlife out of state 10 counts, Illegal Possession of Wildlife (deer) 10 counts, and Conspiring in a Game Law Violation of Chapter 20. Mr. Benner pleaded March 24, 2014. Total fines and court costs were $620.50. The Illegal Possession of Wildlife (deer) was dismissed.

Contact Information

Capt. Tom Stuckey
2304-822-3551