Clinton man gets probation in deer deaths
The Associated Press
CLINTON—A judge in central Illinois has sentenced a 22-year-old man to 24 months of probation and 280 hours of public service for killing seven white tail deer by running them down with a vehicle.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that Clay Reeves of Clinton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals. Prosecutors say a felony charge of animal torture was dismissed as part of a plea agreement because Reeves cooperated with authorities.
Police officials say Reeves and another man ran over the deer at Clinton Lake with all-terrain vehicles in February 2010. The second man is still facing charges.
Prosecutors say Reeves will do his community service work with the I
Chevy L. Miller, 26, is being charged with seven counts each of animal torture, animal harassment by motor vehicle, hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle and other hunting violations.