Walton jail lieutenant resigns after robotic deer hunting incident

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ARGYLE— A lieutenant with the Walton County Jail has resigned after being caught illegally night hunting with her husband this past February.

Elisa Georgina Hicks was placed on administrative leave following the incident, but on Friday she gave her official resignation.

RELATED: WCSO jail lieutenant, husband caught illegal night hunting near Argyle

“She has submitted her resignation and has been separated from the agency,” according to an email from Corey Dobridnia, public information officer for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. “We appreciate your patience as we addressed the matter with respect to the judicial system and the delays created by the pandemic.”

In February, Hicks and her husband were driving on U.S. Highway 90 East of Argyle when they saw what they thought was a deer. The deer, a robotic look-alike, was placed on the highway by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to catch…

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