By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff
INDEPENDENCE — A Galax man has been charged for allegedly collecting bounty money on coyotes killed outside Grayson County.
According to Grayson General District Court records, James Edward Lawrence, 32, was charged by Game Warden Jason Harris with fraud (obtaining money by false pretense in excess of $200).
For the past several months, the Grayson Board of Supervisors has been operating a bounty program for coyotes. According to county records, 238 coyotes have been turned in for the $40 bounty.