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Trial delayed for Marshall County man accused of night hunting

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Christopher Higdon (Source: Marshall County Sheriff's Department) Christopher Higdon (Source: Marshall County Sheriff's Department)

The trial is delayed for a Marshall County man charged with hunting at night from the railroad tracks.

It was supposed to have started Tuesday in Guntersville at the Marshall County Courthouse. However, the judge cited a personal conflict and had to recuse himself from the case.

36-year-old Christopher Higdon of Albertville is charged with night hunting, hunting without permission, as well as hunting with night vision equipment.

Higdon was charged with several hunting violations after wildlife officers say he retrofitted the axles and tires on an electric ATV to ride on the railroad tracks.

He was charged in late January on the final weekend of deer hunting season.

Officers say there was a shots fired call around 10 p.m. that Sunday evening. When they responded, they found his vehicle had broken down on the tracks near Highway 227 just outside of Guntersville.

Higdon's equipment has been confiscated, and he remains out on bond.

Prosecutors say the case will be sent to presiding Judge Howard Hawk who will reassign it to another judge before another trial date is set.


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