Mullins, SC, September 19, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- What kind of a case would an aged farmer from a rural South Carolina county have in court against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its powerful law enforcement division? A World War II Navy veteran and farmer faced this situation when he decided to fight the charge made by NOAA that he had "lethally taken" a dolphin under provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. A new book, released by Dog Ear Publishing, details the case.
In “The Farmer and the Dolphin,” author William S. Walker relays the story of Charles Perdee Mincey Jr., known as C.P., who was confronted by armed law enforcement officers after a dead dolphin was found in a legal gillnet he set in front of his seaside house at Garden City Beach, S.C. in 2013. The officers interrogated Mincey and then charged him with lethally taking a dolphin. A $6500 fine was levied by the government against Mincey for the alleged offense and he chose to defend himself in a federal administrative law court hearing. Mincey was represented by self-described country lawyer LaFon LeGette of Latta, S.C. and his associate Alan Berry.
The book, written in a straightforward style, presents the case in detail, from opening statements to the judge’s surprising ruling for Mincey in January 2015. Legal fans – and those who enjoy rooting for an underdog – will enjoy this meticulous account of the 15-month-long battle by attorneys LeGette and Berry and their client C.P. Mincey.
Walker, a South Carolina-born writer, worked as a reporter and editor in the United States and Europe for more than four decades and has written on assignment from more than 50 countries. He is also the author of the regional outdoor adventure favorite “Down the Little Pee Dee, Paddling South Carolina’s Legendary Blackwater River,” plus “Alaska Highway Flight Log” and “German and Bosnian Voices in a Time of Crisis” as well as books on Alpine skiing and adventure travel.
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The Farmer and the Dolphin
William S. Walker
Dog Ear Publishing
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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