Virginia man charged, connection to snake bite death

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia man is charged in connection to a Tennessee man's snake bite death.

38-year-old Samuel Charles Hurd is charged with 48 misdemeanor counts that include possessing dangerous wildlife.

Investigators say Hurd, who's from Gate City, had 12 live poisonous snakes - and a cooler full of dead ones.

They think Hurd might know something about the copperhead that bit and killed a man in Tennessee Saturday.

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