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Three Indicted for Cabin Burglary, Game Violations on Yukon River

Alaska Digest/ Anchorage Daily News / June 4, 2006

Eagle AK - Three people were indicted last week on charges they burglarized a Yukon River cabin and stole more than $4,000 worth of goods, Alaska State Troopers said.

Jack Gomes, 44, of Stinnett, Texas; 18-year-old Chelsie White of Palmer; and 26-year-old Frank Miller, of Helena, Mont., arrived in Eagle around May 11, troopers said. After leaving the village in a boat, they broke into a cabin downriver, stealing firearms.

Troopers say Gomes also shot a cow moose from the boat with a semi-automatic rifle. He took the best meat from the moose but left most of it to rot, troopers said. Gomes also used a stolen .22 rifle to shoot a swimming beaver and took its hide. He did not have a valid Alaska hunting or trapping license, troopers said.

The three were taken into custody May 26 at a remote cabin, about 20 miles down the river from Eagle.

Gomes has a prior felony conviction, troopers said. He also faces charges of taking game out of season, wanton waste and unlawfully possessing and transporting game.

The three were indicted Thursday in Fairbanks on two counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree theft and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

-- Anchorage Daily News

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