Hunting

Naples man arrested for trespassing and illegal deer hunting

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Naples man was arrested after illegally killing a deer and entering a private orange grove.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on August 14 at around 8:48 a.m., deputies approached a truck that was parked near a gate with a no trespassing sign on the road. county 858.

The gate led to an orange cove and deputies saw a rifle, a handgun and a bow in the unoccupied truck. Looking around the truck, deputies saw a man identified as Rafael Rodriguez Iglesias, 27, coming out of the orange trees, the CCSO said.

According to the report, Rodriguez Iglesias wore camouflage with boots and carried an orange with him. He told deputies he went to the property to relieve himself and hunted at Okaloacoochee Slough.

Deputies confirmed that Rodriguez Iglesias had an out-of-county warrant for armed trespassing and illegal hunting, the CCSO said.

According to CCSO, deputies found a dead deer and a large pool of blood on the trail Rodriguez Iglesias came from. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responded to the scene.

Rodriguez Iglesias was served with the warrant and faces additional charges of trespassing, illegal hunting and illegal fruit picking. He was taken to Immokalee prison.