Four caught in deer killing spree
Four Ellsworth area residents were charged last month in Pierce County Circuit Court with assorted deer hunting illegal activities:
Isaac E. Benck, 18, N3842 750th St., was charged with resisting conservation warden, hunting deer during closed season, four charges of illegal shining of deer, elk or bear, and failure to attach ear tag to deer carcass.
Patrick M. Freund, 18, W4415 Hwy. 72, is looking at four counts of illegal shining, hunt deer during closed season and failure to attach ear tag to deer carcass.
Patricia A. Jamison, 38, Lot 140 Evergreen Estates, is facing two counts of illegal shining.
Matthew J. McRoberts, 20, 183 Sunset Cir., was charged with two counts of illegal shining.
All four are scheduled to make their first court appearances later this month (Jamison Monday, the rest on April 29). All the charges are misdemeanors.
Pierce County Conservation Warden Brad Peterson outlined the case against the four in the criminal complaint. A summary of that follows:
Between last October and November, Peterson received several complaints of deer being gun shot at night with a light around Esdaile and the Rush River-CTH A area. Several deer were wounded and never recovered, and other deer shot at and missed completely.
For more please read the April 17 print version of the Herald.