A Columbia man accused of failing to properly check muskrat traps has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence.
Fifty-eight-year-old Kerry L. Hansen pleaded guilty to six counts of failing to properly check traps. In exchange, 68 other counts of failure to properly check traps and two counts of trapping muskrats out of season were dismissed.
Hansen received a 30-day suspended jail term on each of the six charges that stem from incidents in 2011 and 2012. He must pay nearly $3,800 in fines and fees and spend six months on probation.
State law requires trappers to check their traps at least every two days to ensure that trapped animals aren't suffering and that the equipment is working properly.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Fruit From Walmart And Costco May Be Contaminated
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
First DTSF Incubator Store Open For Business
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
Third Walmart Preparing To Open In Sioux Falls
Lance Armstrong Is Grand Marshal For Sturgis Ride
- 5.Tourism, Events Center
SF City Council Receives Events Center Update
Millennials Prefer Cash
- 7.Your Money Matters
Deciding When To Collect Social Security
Cash To Haul Trash
- 9.Your Money Matters
Older Workers Face Ageism
- 10.Development, Gas & Energy
Lincoln County Commission Hears Argument Against Wind Farms