First Dakota Access deer poaching case resolved
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — One of four men charged with poaching deer during the Dakota Access pipeline protests has reached a deal with prosecutors to dismiss his case.
Danny LeClaire of Pocatello, Idaho, was charged last year with a misdemeanor count of unlawful taking of a big game animal. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a judge last week approved a pretrial diversion agreement.
Under the deal, Morton County State’s Attorney Al Koppy will dismiss the case after six months if LeClaire commits no other crimes in North Dakota and pays $350 to the state’s Report All Poachers program. LeClaire will also forfeit his $150 bond to help pay $710 in court fees.
Three other men have been charged in poaching cases related to the pipeline protests.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com