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Marshall Co. judge pleads guilty over bait citations

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ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Marshall County Municipal Judge was one of two people who pleaded guilty Thursday to citations given for hunting over bait. Those citations spanned back more than six years ago.

Because of the many recusals by judges and prosecutors to hear the case, a prosecutor was appointed out of Montgomery.

It's estimated the prosecutor probably spent more money in gas getting to court Thursday than the municipal judge will pay in court fines and fees.

Albertville City Judge Dee Walker and Jimmy Ronald Ennis both pleaded guilty to hunting over bait before a judge this morning.

Walker, Ennis, and 14 other people including high ranking firemen and retired business owners were cited in 2007 by game and fish officers in a dove shoot just outside of Albertville. Officers claim cracked corn and wheat were used to illegally lure the birds to the field to be shot.

For their plea both men were fined $25 and given court costs of $25 for a total of $50. The special prosecutor with the Department of Prosecution Services said charges against the 14 others would be dismissed.

Both the judge and his co-defendant have seven days to pay the $50 court cost and fine.

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