OCONTO - A plea deal has been reached in the case of a man who tried to teach his dog how to hunt by putting it in a barrel with a live raccoon.
According to the complaint, when Paul Detert opened the barrel, the raccoon was dead and his dog bit him in the hand. Detert then shot and killed the dog.
Detert pleaded no contest to several charges, the most serious of which would be dropped in two years if he stays out of trouble.
The details of each charge:
- The felony mistreatment of animal count will be suspended for two years and then dismissed, pending the successful completion of probation.
- Detert pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of instigation of an animal fight. He was placed on probation for two years, must donate $500 to the Oconto Area Humane Society, and his hunting & fishing privileges were revoked for two years.
- Detert pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Oconto County Judge Michael Judge at the May 1 hearing.
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