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Man who had sex with deer in trouble again for Hermantown incident

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DULUTH -- The man who received international notoriety when he was convicted of having sex with a dead deer is in trouble with the law again.

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Bryan James Hathaway, 25, current address unknown, was arraigned Wednesday in State District Court in Duluth charged with four crimes — including assaulting a female police officer — during an incident at the Hermantown Walmart on Monday night.

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

He also has a pending probation violation hearing in Chisago County for a 2008 theft conviction.

Hathaway was convicted of having sex with a dead deer that he found while biking in Superior, Wis., in 2006. He pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual gratification with an animal.

In 2005, Hathaway pleaded no contest to a felony animal mistreatment charge in connection with the shooting of an Arabian horse in Wisconsin. According to the criminal complaint in that case, Hathaway told the detective on the case that the reason he shot the horse was because he wanted to have sex with the animal.

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