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Blue Ridge Summit man charged with shooting bear

April 27, 2003

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - A Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife officer has issued a summons against a Blue Ridge Summit man for allegedly shooting a black bear that wandered into his yard, according to records in District Justice Larry Pentz's office Friday.

The incident occurred April 6.

Terry Ray Green Sr., 40, of 14619 Charmian Road is being charged with killing game or wildlife to protect a person, according to the summons issued by Kevin Mountz, a state wildlife commission officer.

The facts and circumstances don't support Green's claim that a human was endangered to a degree that the immediate destruction of the bear was necessary, the summons said.

Mountz issued a second summons against Green charging him with making a false statement to a wildlife commission officer.

Green was told forensic evidence showed the bear was not endangering a human when it was shot, court records said. Green was given an opportunity to change his statement and he refused, court records said.

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Green faces fines, costs and restitution of more than $1,800. The fine for shooting the bear is $800, court records said. The cost of replacing the bear also is $800.

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