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cheater indicted #14503332 10/12/22 10:38 PM
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https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/i...erman-caught-cheating-tournament-charged

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CLEVELAND -- Two anglers accused of stuffing fish with lead weights and fillets in an attempt to win thousands of dollars in an Ohio fishing tournament were indicted Wednesday on charges of attempted grand theft and other counts.

Jacob Runyan, 42, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Chase Cominsky, 35, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, were indicted in Cleveland on felony charges of cheating, attempted grand theft and possessing criminal tools and misdemeanor charges of unlawfully owning wild animals. They're due to be arraigned Oct. 26.

Neither man immediately responded to voicemails seeking comment.

The cheating allegations surfaced Sept. 30 when Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament director Jason Fischer became suspicious because Runyan and Cominsky's fish were significantly heavier than walleye of that length typically are. A crowd of people at Gordon Park in Cleveland watched Fischer cut the walleye open and announce that there were weights and walleye fillets stuffed inside.

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An officer from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources confiscated the fish as evidence.

Fischer also did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

Runyan and Cominsky would have received $28,760 in prizes for winning the tournament.

According to search warrant affidavits, the five walleye contained a total of eight 12-ounce (.34 kilogram) lead weights and two 8-ounce (.23 kilogram) weights, as well as the fish fillets. Officers from ODNR, the Hermitage Police Department and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission seized a boat, trailer and fishing gear belonging to Cominsky on Tuesday in Pennsylvania. The anglers had used the boat during last month's tournament, the affidavits said.

One of the affidavits disclosed that Runyan and Cominsky were investigated by Rossford police in northwest Ohio in April after being accused of cheating in a different walleye tournament. According to a Rossford police report, an assistant Wood County prosecutor concluded that although the men might have cheated, there was not enough evidence to charge them.

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Re: cheater indicted [Re: coachallentca] #14503334 10/12/22 10:39 PM
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Re: cheater indicted [Re: coachallentca] #14503342 10/12/22 10:46 PM
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Glad to see they are being charged but no way of proving they cheated in the past

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Hope it was all worth it to these eejits.


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Just watched a video where the game wardens confiscated his boat. That's gotta sting a little. Loosing a boat you won by cheating.

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How can they take a boat ?


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Originally Posted by basscaster46
How can they take a boat ?



Around here, they take your hunting guns if you break the law. The boat, like the gun, is a tool....

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Is it just me, or does that $150,000 Ranger deep V look out-[censored]-standing BEHIND that game wardens truck?

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Why didn’t Sprague get indicted for cheating?

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Originally Posted by tmd11111




Would!

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Would!

Which officer? I had no idea.


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Would!

Which officer? I had no idea.

Oh my! roflmao


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Would!

Which officer? I had no idea.



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