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Two hunters charged with weapons violations

MIDDLEBURY – State Police on Sunday charged two men who have prior felony convictions with misdemeanor weapons charges as they were hunting in Wyoming County.

Police found Clayton J. Fuller, 39, of Crown Point; and Eli J. LaRock, 37, of Ticonderoga, hunting on state land off Bank Road in Middlebury.

Both men had guns in their possession, police said, but were not allowed to legally possess them because of their previous felony convictions.

In addition to the fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon charges, both also were charged with violations of state conservation law, including hunting with a firearm without privilege and violating penal law while on state lands, State Police said.