2 north Alabama men arrested for allegedly cheating to win bass fishing tournament at Lake Guntersville

Top-Bottom: Gary Minor Jr. and Robert Gallaspie

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Two north Alabama men are free on bond after being arrested on charges of cheating at a bass fishing tournament. Authorities say 45-year-old Robert Gallaspie of Boaz and 37-year-old Gary Lee Minor Jr. of Albertville are charged with tampering with a sporting event. The men turned in enough big bass to win a fishing tournament at Lake Guntersville last week. But officials say the men took the fish out of a hidden holding tank where they had been stored before the competition began. Court records don't show whether either man has hired a defense lawyer, but they are free on $5,000 bond each and face a court hearing on June 18. Tournament organizers have barred the two from future competitions.
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