WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Latest News

Man Says He Will Plead Guilty To Bald Eagle Charge

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Basilica Block Party Line-Up ... Sort Of Revealed
  2. After 7 Years, Minn. Woman Finally Adopts 3 Girls From Guatemala
  3. Midday Headlines For 4/22
  4. Put Down The Phone, Parents; It Could Be Affecting Your Kids
  5. 4 Things From 04/22

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A 23-year-old Minnesota man accused of illegally capturing a bald eagle in North Dakota says he will plead guilty.

Aaron Reiling, of Halstad, Minn., is charged in federal court with unlawful taking of a bald eagle. Authorities say he was trapping without a license and trespassing on private land near Hillsboro in December.

A game warden reportedly discovered a bald eagle with one leg caught in Reiling’s spring trap, which was about a foot from where a deer carcass had been illegally placed. The eagle did not recover from its injuries and was euthanized on Jan. 14.

A plea agreement in the case calls for a sentence of probation and a $1,000 fine. A plea hearing has not been scheduled.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus