Pipeline Protester Accused Of Poaching Deer Reaches Plea Deal

Charge Could Be Dismissed

MORTON CO., N.D. — 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.

Under the deal approved by a judge, the case will be dismissed after six months if LeClaire commits no other crimes in North Dakota.

He also must pay $350 to the state’s Report All Poachers program and forfeit his $150 bond to help pay court fees.

Three other men still face charges.

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