Accused faces accusers; allegations of being victims in hunting
Posted: July 16, 2011 - 11:44pm
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy asked Park Myers III on Friday
if he wished to make a statement before sentencing him on a probation
violation stemming from big game hunting violations dating back to 2009.
Public defender Kevin Higgins whispered to Myers that he could stay
seated — and Levy agreed — but Myers chose instead to face his accusers.
Afterward, Levy re-imposed and re-suspended all but 30 days to serve
and extended Myers probation to two years.
Myers’ probation stems from pleading guilty to big game hunting
violations, along with a co-defendant, Jeffrey Peacock, after both were
arrested May 21, 2010 following a lengthy investigation by Alaska
Wildlife Troopers, the U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service for charges including bear baiting without a permit, three
unlawful possession of game charges, hunting in a closed area, and
taking big game using unlawful methods.
Peacock had an additional charge of unsworn falsification. The
charges stemmed from incidents in May 2009 and May 2010. All charges
were class A misdemeanors. The two were given joint trial dates.
Myers was sentenced Nov. 3, 2010, to a total of 330 days in jail, all
suspended; $12,500 in fines, $7,500 suspended, for a total of $5,000 due
within two years, $1,100 in restitution, and hunting license revoked
through three-years probation.
Peacock was sentenced Jan. 4, 2011, to three six-month jail terms,
all suspended, a $2,000 fine, $6,000 restitution and three years on
Myers pleaded guilty on June 2, 2011, to unemployment fraud.
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