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Suspect in officer assault was charged in sex-with-deer case

The Northland man who made international headlines when he was convicted of having sex with a dead deer has been charged with assaulting a female officer. Bryan James Hathaway, 25, was arraigned Wednesday in Duluth and charged with four crimes stemming from an incident at a Walmart on Monday night.
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Bryan James Hathaway, 25, made headlines around the world when he was convicted in a 2006 case, accused of killing a deer and having sex with it.

He was also found guilty in 2005 of shooting a 26-year-old horse, and reportedly told detectives he intended to have sex with that animal, the Associated Press reported.

Now Hathaway is charged with the fourth-degree assault of female police officer Kody Vedder, obstructing legal process, fleeing on foot and receiving stolen property, the Duluth News Tribune reports. He’s being held in the St. Louis County Jail on $20,000 bail.

Those charges stem from an incident in a Walmart parking lot Monday when Vedder was off-duty and shopping with her 11-year-old daughter, the newspaper reports. She suspected him of stealing from cars, confronted him and he knocked her down and fled.

The site pet-abuse.com has a bit more on the details of prior charges against Hathaway.

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