Yes, MSHunter, the very same. They're saying they were hunting and because the DNR gave them tickets for hunting out of season, they can not be charged with felony cruelty to animals. As I remember, they ran 1 deer down, did burnouts on it and left it lay dead, they captured 1 deer tied it to a tree and left it to die, then they ran another down, butchered it and took it home. After that, they ditched the stolen snowmobile they used. Now that this judge dismissed the charges against the one defendant, the other 2 are looking for the same ruling.
I'm sure these 3 won't get off scott free, let's hope the ruling gets over turned or they come up with different charges of equal consequences. This guy is also accused of a hit and run that killed a young man, yet no charges were ever filed against him due to a crash investigator retired with the case file on his desk.
American by birth, hunter by choice.