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.