Crime and Court Roundup: Waupaca man gets six months in jail for killing deer with his snowmobile
A Waupaca man will spend six months in jail and two-and-a-half years on probation for killing deer with his snowmobile. 26-year-old Nicholas Hermes was sentenced yesterday. He pleaded no contest to three felony counts of animal mistreatment, and three counts of hunting deer out-of-season. Four similar charges were dropped in a plea deal. Hermes was one of three people who ran down a half-dozen deer on a snowmobile trail near Weyauwega in January of 2009. The case drew national attention.