Canonsburg man pleads guilty to killing bald eagle, sentenced to probation

A Canonsburg man who pleaded guilty to killing a bald eagle has been sentenced to two years of probation.

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Rodney Thomas, 51, shot and killed a mature bald eagle with an air rifle on May 12, 2023.

Thomas was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $9,800 in restitution to the Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Council.

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Thomas will serve 50 hours of community service in addition to his probation.

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