A Star man has been given a fine and home detention for keeping a desert tortoise, an endangered species.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Larry M. Boyle gave Russel George Jones, 27, a $1,000 fine and 60 days of home detention. Jones has been placed on probation for three years and barred from any commercial activity involving wildlife.Jones is scheduled for sentencing in May for violating Idaho fish and game laws.
The case was investigated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.