UPDATE: Marquette man pleads guilty after illegally killing buck in Marquette city limits

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Update: Thursday, March 14th, 5:06 P.M:

A Marquette man has pleaded guilty in court after confessing to illegally killing a buck within Marquette City Limits.

37-year-old Casey Roose pleaded guilty to charges of Malicious Destruction of Trees, Shrubs, Grass or Turf, and Trespass Recreational Other Lands. Both of the charges are misdemeanors.

Roose was allegedly hunting on private property in South Marquette last December where a deer was harvested.

The deer was frequently seen in the City of Marquette and was recognized because it has abnormal growth to its antlers.

Roose is scheduled to be sentenced on May 20th in Marquette County District Court.
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Update: Wednesday, December 12th, 1:16 P.M:

37-year-old Casey Waino Roose was arrested by the Marquette Police Department for hunting violations that occurred within the City of Marquette.

The arrest warrants were a result of an investigation where Roose was allegedly hunting on private property in South Marquette where a deer was harvested.

The deer was frequently seen in the City of Marquette and was recognized because it has abnormal growth to its antlers.

The arrest warrants authorized for Roose were Weapons, Bow and Arrow/Reckless Use Resulting in Property Damage; Malicious Destruction of Trees, Shrubs, Crops, Grass, Turf, Soil Less Than $200.00; and Trespass/Recreational Trespass/Other Lands.

All charges are misdemeanors and the total bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. Roose was unable to post bond and was lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

The Marquette Police Department was assisted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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A 37-year-old Marquette man confessed Monday to Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers to illegally killing a buck inside the city limits.

The man’s name has not been released. County prosecutors are reviewing charges in the case, which could be either misdemeanors or civil infractions.

At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, conservation officers received a tip from the public that a man claimed to have killed a trophy 12-point buck that was well-known to residents of a Marquette subdivision.

“He claimed to have killed the buck in Deerton, which is located about 20 miles from the subdivision,” said acting Lt. Ryan Aho. “Over the past few years, multiple residents of the community have shared pictures of the buck on social media, which they had seen regularly walking through yards.”

Acting on the tip, conservation officers contacted the man Monday morning. Following an interview, the man confessed to shooting the deer within the city limits.

“He also admitted to trespassing on private land located about a quarter mile from his residence,” Aho said. “The deer was killed over a bait pile from a blind constructed from trees cut illegally on the private property.”

Marquette City Police officer John Inch assisted with the investigation. Inch seized the compound bow used to kill the deer.

Michigan conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers who provide natural resources protection, ensure recreational safety and protect citizens by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve.



 
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