2 men accused of killing a deer in Warren, MI

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WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) — Two suspected bow hunters accused of killing a deer in violation of Warren’s hunting ban face a four-year felony charge.

Nineteen-year-old Myles Ehret of Royal Oak and 27-year-old William Francis of Riverview are expected to be arraigned in a Macomb County courtroom on Thursday.

Warren police say the men dragged a deer out of a wooded area in the suburban Detroit community on Dec. 21. Residents in the area have complained about hearing gunshots.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens says police found a dead 5-point buck at Francis’ Wayne County home. Officers confiscated the deer and expect to donate it to an organization that helps the poor.

Ehret and Francis remain free on a $10,000 bond. It was not immediately known if they had a lawyer.

Warren Mayor JIm Fouts has said he hopes the pair receive the maximum penalty allowed by law. “I consider deer in our city a domesticated animal because their tameness and the joy they bring to observers, especially children,” said Fouts in a release