Celebrity Hunter William ‘Spook' Spann Arrested
HENRY, Tenn. – A professional hunter from Tennessee, made famous by his own hunting reality show, has been arrested again.
Officials with the District Attorney General's Office said 50-year-old William "Spook" Spann was arrested Friday morning after agents raided his Fairview home. Spann was indicted on six criminal counts Thursday.
Authorities said Spann has been accused of destroying cellphone evidence stemming from allegations of state and federal wildlife hunting violations, such as "baited" turkey hunts. They said his wife, Marty Spann, was also taken into custody in connection with tampering with evidence.
In 2013, a judge deemed that Spann had violated the terms of his probation in a federal criminal case from 2007, in which he pleaded guilty to illegally hunting and killing a deer on a hunting trip in Kansas. Spann told NewsChannel 5 he did not realize the Kansas hunting license he bought only allowed him to hunt on his personal farm.
Spann later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for a violation of the Lacy Act. He admitted killing the deer without the proper permit and taking the antlers out of Kansas.
During the raid on his home Friday, officials said a small amount of marijuana was also found in a bedroom, along with a pipe.
A warrant has since been issued for Spann's 20-year-old daughter in connection with possession of marijuana, according to officials.