NY: Carthage man jailed over deer hunting incident
September 10, 2010
Carthage man jailed over deer hunting incident
COPENHAGEN - A Carthage man was jailed Wednesday on charges that he shot
at captive deer last fall in the town of Harrisburg without permission and
cut a fence, allowing several of the animals to escape.
Lewis County sheriff's deputies, in conjunction with state Department of
Environmental Conservation police, charged Zachary M. Greenwood, 24, of 4727
Zecher Road, with second-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree attempted
grand larceny, third-degree criminal trespass and reckless endangerment of
property. He was arraigned before Lowville Town Justice Asa J. Holbrook and
sent to Lewis County jail, Lowville, on $25,000 bail.
Mr. Greenwood was accused of shooting at a whitetail buck in a fenced-in
area off Number Three Road and Mud Street, then cutting the fence and
entering the area to find out if he had hit the animal. After being unable
to find the deer, he left the scene, and six bucks escaped through the cut
in the fence, deputies said.
Two were tranquilized and returned to their pen, while the other four
were shot by other hunters and turned back over to their owner, Lauren D.
Zehr, they said.
The investigation is continuing, and further charges are pending,
Mr. Greenwood was sentenced last month in Jefferson County Court to jail
time served, five years' probation and $6,704 in restitution on charges of
third-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary. The charges
stemmed from a pair of day-time burglaries in February in the towns of
Champion and Rutland.
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