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Man arrested for marine charges, mutilated turtle

May 9, 2014
Associated Press

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Keys man is being held without bond on charges for violating marine regulations, including for having a mutilated turtle.

Monroe County Jail records show 37-year-old Serguei Perez-Perdomo of Marathon was being held Friday on three counts for violation saltwater fish regulations and one count for destroying, selling or molesting turtles or eggs or nests.

A sheriff's office report says deputies received a tip that a man placed a cooler in some mangroves. Inside were 212 out-of-season lobster tails, undersized stone crab claws and a turtle that had been butchered for its meat.

Deputies saw Perez-Perdomo putting the cooler in his truck. He later acknowledged that the cooler was his.

Jail records did not list an attorney.



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