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Cherokee man charged with gun possession after felony conviction


During an investigation of an Alfalfa County man for deer poaching, a game warden discovered the man had a previous felony conviction making gun ownership illegal.

According to court records, on March 27 Game Warden Ben Bickerstaff contacted District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio about Matthew Roberts of Cherokee. Bickerstaff said he questioned Roberts at his home about a report that Robers had used his vehicle headlights to light up a deer and then shoot it. Roberts admitted to “head lighting” the deer but denied shooting at any deer.

Bickerstaff said Roberts invited him inside...

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