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Fisherman's cheating charge makes him an outcast

Updated: May 14, 2007, 4:07 PM ET
By Todd C. Frankel | St. Louis Post-Dispatch — May 14, 2007

POPLAR BLUFF, MO. — Back before he was accused of cheating in the bass fishing tournament, before police caught him in an elaborate sting, Gary Lee Jones would drop by Buck's Outboard Motors shop almost every morning. He'd grab some coffee, sit down at the green picnic table with the other regulars, and talk fishing.

Jones, 60, is an avid angler. A divorcÚ with no family nearby, he sometimes stayed at the shop for hours. He had friends here. So when he placed second in a fishing tournament ...

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