Police: 3 arrested for illegal deer hunting

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ROXBURY -

Three men were arrested for illegally hunting deer at night in Roxbury, police say.

Eftihios Marnelakis, 22, Mihali Marnelakis, 20, and Jacob Parcell, 21, all of Southbury, are facing charges in connection to the incident.

The incident happened Monday near the Roxbury Airport near Rt. 317.

Law enforcement officials with the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation say the men were hunting at night from the side of a road and using a flashlight to shine and shoot deer.

Police say the men were found with guns, ammo and a deer carcass in the bed of a truck.  

All three men were arrested and are facing charges, including hunting from a public roadway, possession of a loaded weapon in a motor vehicle, jacklighting deer, and second-degree negligent hunting.

They were released on a $5,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 8.

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