North Carolina man cited for hunting violations after crash :: WRAL.com
LEWISVILLE, North Carolina – A North Carolina man is charged with several hunting offenses after an accident last week in which a woman was shot in the chest with an arrow while shooting her a bow, authorities said.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the NC Wildlife Resources Commission said Noah Foster Herrin, 19, and Kaitlin Marie Jones, 18, were descending from a tree on a plot of land near Lewisville on Friday when Herrin handed over a crossbow loaded with an arrow. to Jones.
During the transfer, the arrow was released and hit Jones in the chest, according to the report. She remains hospitalized.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office ruled the shooting was accidental and said it would not lay any charges related to the shooting.
North Carolina wildlife law enforcement officer Brandon Lyon said Herrin was accused of hunting deer during the closed portion of the season for his activities at the tree stand. He is also charged with four other hunting offenses based on previous activities, including hunting without a license and hunting big game without a license.
The most recent deer season for archery ran from September 11 to November 5 of last year. Herrin will appear in court in March, Lyon said.