Man charged in connection with Texas fishing tournament fraud

A man is accused of fraud for violating rules in a high school fishing tournament. Ryan Lovelace was the supervisor for the team of students in the competition. He’s charged with “freshwater fish tournament fraud,” a Class A misdemeanor in the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Game wardens said Lovelace turned himself in this weekend and paid $1,000 to bond out of the Grayson County Jail Sunday morning. He didn’t want to speak on camera, but said he was just the boat captain for high schoolers, not the one competing. “This is a case regarding a fishing fraud investigation,” Grayson County Game Warden Daron Blackerby said.

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