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03-29-2004, 04:51 AM
Man accused of trying to kill wildlife officers

The Associated Press - ccc LAGRANGE, Ga.

A man accused of plotting to have two wildlife rangers killed was arrested along with another man as they allegedly were burglarizing a state Department of Natural Resources office in Troup County, authorities said.

Sheriff's Capt. James Woodruff said John McNaughton English and the other man were taken into custody Thursday night as they were hauling out about $10,000 in tools and equipment from the Wildlife and Game Management Office.

English, 26, of Barnesville faces multiple charges in Lamar County, including one count of solicitation of murder. He was taken Friday to Barnesville to face those charges.

English and Michael Brett Self, 24, of Thomaston were charged with burglary and possession of tools during the commission of a crime in connection with the Thursday night break-in.

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the DNR got a tip Tuesday that English was plotting the murder of the two Macon-based DNR rangers, who were not identified, and planning the burglary.

Beth Brown, spokeswoman for the DNR, said the targets of the alleged plot had ticketed him six times in 2003 for hunting violations.

Self, who had been working since June 2002 as a Georgia State Patrol dispatcher in Manchester, faces an additional charge of obstructing officers after allegedly trying to flee on foot. He was fired Friday, a State Patrol spokesman said.

Jim Thompson
03-30-2004, 12:43 PM

03-31-2004, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by Jim Thompson@Mar 30 2004, 12:43 PM