21-year-old Hialeah man was arrested Sunday on multiple lobster-related charges after FWC officers found him illegally spearing lobster near Banana Bay Resort in Marathon, Dipre said.
Yasmany Escalona was charged with felony tampering with evidence after diving and burying a bag of wrung tails in the mud after officers spotted him Sunday morning, Dipre said. He faces an additional 46 misdemeanor charges for having at least 16 wrung tails in the water. They were also speared and out-of-season, Dipre said.
Escalona was taken to Monroe County Detention Center in Marathon under no bail as of Monday.