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First Dakota Access deer poaching case resolved

February 26, 2018

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.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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