‘Doc’ Antle Pleads Not Guilty to Wildlife Trafficking Charges
Myrtle Beach Safari owner ‘Doc’ Antle pleaded not guilty to three counts of wildlife trafficking charges yesterday. His plea was made during a three-minute court appearance in Florence. If convicted Antle faces up to five years in prison for each count which his attorney, Ryan Beasley, says are from four years ago. Beasley also said they look forward to fighting the charges and added that Antle’s animals are ‘treated better than most humans’. Antle was indicted last month by a federal grand jury in Florence for wildlife trafficking and money laundering charges, he is also facing animal trafficking charges in Virginia.