WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Charges have been dropped against two Texas hunters in the investigation of a Kansas camp where hunters paid thousands of dollars to kill deer illegally.
At the government’s request, U.S. District Judges Eric Melgren and Monti Belot dismissed the misdemeanor charges in separate cases against James Donnan and Michael Scarber, both of Center, Texas.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the dismissal relates to “technical issues” with the type of equipment allegedly used to hunt.
Twelve hunters from Texas and Louisiana were charged in August with poaching-related misdemeanors connected to Camp Lone Star near Coldwater. Five pleaded guilty and seven pleaded not guilty. Two other Texas hunters were indicted in July on felony charges.
The camp’s owner and his brother were sentenced in June to 41 and 27 months in prison, respectively.