February 28, 2023 Brian WADDILL Facing Misdemeanor Offenses in Illegal Shark Harvesting

Today (Feb 28), the Brevard Clerk of Courts published prosecutors formal notice requesting that a summons be issued for Brian WADDILL (33), for Violation of Restrictions on Possession of Prohibited Species, Failure to Return Prohibited Species Unharmed (M2), and Violation of Prohibition Against Harvest, Landing or Sale of Sharks (M2). Both offenses are 2nd degree misdemeanors.
The request for summons came after prosecutors reviewed an investigation conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, into the illegal harvesting of a shark by Brian WADDILL on December 20, 2022, in Indian Harbour Beach. Prosecutors established there was sufficient evidence to formally charge WADDILL with the misdemeanor offenses.
The release of this information produced a number of inquiries to our office seeking confirmation of the filing. Given the significant public interest in the case, we are confirming that a summons will be issued for WADDILL, and once served he will be provided with a date to appear before the Court. 
Our office won't offer further comment or speculate as to the possible outcome while the case remains open and active before the Court. Further public records in this case will not become available until after completion of the Discovery process.
Todd Brown
Media Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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