|3 charged with feeding bears in central Florida|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
LAKE MARY — Three people in central Florida face charges for feeding bears and other wildlife in an area where a woman was mauled by a bear in April.
The charges are second-degree misdemeanors. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, one person in the woman’s Lake Mary neighborhood pleaded not guilty Friday.
Two others in nearby Longwood pleaded no contest and were sentenced to 6 months’ probation, 25 hours of community service and a $200 payment to the commission’s wildlife alert hotline.
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