Deputy chief of staff Jeff Wagaman said the charge stems from a Dec. 5, 2010 incident that led the Department of Wildlife and Parks to ticket James for the violating deer hunting laws.
James said he has not received the notice of the violation.
The department has been investigating since December whether James used a spotlight and whether he had permission to be on the
landowner’s property. He was not charged with spotlighting.
James resigned in April, saying the investigation was causing issues in the police department.
No phone number was listed for James and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.