Deer poacher now charged with perjury
The events of Nov. 15, 2008 are still having a profound effect on Nicholas Thayer to this day.
On that day, the 29-year-old Ellsworth native admitted to killing a deer with a gun, which was illegal at that time. For that, he was charged with hunting a deer during closed season and failure to attach ear tag to deer carcass. He pled guilty to the deer hunting charge and his DNR rights were suspended for three years.
Wednesday, Thayer was charged in Pierce County Circuit Court with alleged perjury before a court in relation to the testimony he gave when he was a witness in the jury trial of Daniel Place, his accomplice that day. Place was acquitted of the ear tag charge.
Perjury is a Class H felony that carries a maximum penalty of $10,000 and/or six years prison if found guilty. His first court appearance on the charge is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 25.
For more please read the Dec. 23 print version of the Herald.