When heading out to hunt deer, it's always wise to be prepared. But a Peach Bottom Township man's provisions -- a loaded rifle, booze, drugs and a spotlight, according to police -- prepared him for nothing but prison.
Larry Andrew Block, 27, of Valley View Road, remains in York County Prison on $15,000 bail, charged with 14 offenses that include two felonies. He also is being held on a county probation violation, records state.
A state police trooper on routine patrol about 1:10 a.m. Nov. 21 saw Block spotlighting for deer from a Saturn Ion in the parking lot of Bryansville United Methodist Church, 2325 Bryansville Road in Peach Bottom Township, according to police. There are farm fields next to the church.
The trooper approached Block and determined he was trying to poach deer while under the influence of alcohol, and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.
Block also had a loaded rifle next to him in the car, despite being a convicted felon, police allege. In Pennsylvania, felons may not possess firearms.
His driver's license is currently under suspension for a previous DUI and the Saturn he was driving was not inspected, according to police.
His charges include being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana and a number of poaching offenses, including unlawful taking of big game.
A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 18 at the office of District Judge John Olwert, according to court records.