Posted February 2, 2016 1:36 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens


I cancelled cable television several years ago due in part to the high cost of dozens of channels dependent on cheap and voyeuristic reality television that simply wasn’t worth paying to watch. One of those reality shows I didn’t miss was Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel, which featured an idiot named Tickle.

How do I know he’s a idiot?

Because of this.

A Blairs man known for his role on a Discovery Chanel reality television show has been convicted of possessing an illegal firearm.

Steven Ray Tickle, 39, known from the “Moonshiners” television series, was found guilty in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court on Thursday of possession or use of a sawed-off shotgun or rifle. There was no evidence that Tickle used the gun; however, under Virginia law, being found with the weapon is a crime.

Pittsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Haskins said Tickle was found in possession of the sawed-off shotgun during a traffic stop July 12. He was stopped because a headlight on his black Dodge truck was out.

Cpl. T.W. Eanes of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office conducted the traffic stop and discovered that Tickle’s driver’s license was suspended. Eanes said in court that he could see the weapon inside the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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