Molalla man charged with wrestling deer to ground

Clackamas County

James Alan Hayes charged with harassing wildlife

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 40-year-old Molalla man faces a misdemeanor for wrestling a deer to the ground at night in Clackamas County.

James Alan Hayes was cited and released after video surfaced of the animal harassment. In the 26-second video, a man is seen sneaking up behind a deer who was eating. The man then grabs the deer by the neck, throws the deer to the ground and then kneels on the deer to keep the animal from moving.

Another person was using a cell phone to record it.

Hayes was charged with harassing wildlife and is scheduled to be in court on September 4.

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