The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has filed a total of 151 charges against three Polk County men for illegal fishing and hunting. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Greene County sheriffâ€™s office and the DNR following a complaint of poaching in Cedar Township Nov. 4.
Rheise Presnall, 22, of Polk City faces 78 charges and fines totaling $7,818.75. Hossein Kolbehdari, 20, of Ankeny has 69 charges filed against him with possible fines totaling $6,832. Maxwell McGlothlen, 21, of Ankeny has four charges against him and possible fines of $408.75. All could also be required to pay liquidated damages for game that was allegedly harvested illegally.
Charges on drug possession and assault were filed against all three in Greene County district court in November.
Kolbehdari and Presnall both are charged with 29 counts of keeping game birds or animals as pets in violation and 29 counts of unlawful possession of game birds or animals.
Kolbehdari is additionally charged with one count each of illegal possession of deer, illegal possession of a wild turkey, failure to have a federal duck stamp, failure to have a deer tag, failure to check turkey, taking fish without a license, possessing a rifle while deer hunting, unlawful possession of fish, unlawful possession of a Pied Billed Grebe, unlawful possession of a Blue Wing Teal, and not having a game breeders license.
Presnall is additionally charged with one count each of illegal possession of fish ($127.50), illegal possession of a whitetail deer, no deer license or tag, no habitat fee, no small game hunting license, possessing a rifle while deer hunting, unlawful possession of fish, unlawful possession of a Pied Billed Grebe, unlawful possession of a Blue Wing Teal, not having a game breeders license, not having a state waterfowl stamp, not having a federal waterfowl stamp, three counts of unlawful possession/take of squirrel, and five counts of unlawful possession/take of dove.
Charges against McGlothlen include one count each of no hunting license, no habitat stamp, no deer tag and possessing a rifle while deer hunting.