A 70-year-old Baldwin City man who was arrested in December as part of a sting operation pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal discharge of a firearm.
Douglas County prosecutors said District Judge Peggy Kittel ordered Darrell R. Norris to pay a $500 fine and $160 in court costs for the misdemeanor conviction. He originally was charged with four misdemeanors after prosecutors alleged he fired a gun from his vehicle and did not have permission to hunt on the land.
He was cited Dec. 9 as part of the sting operation conducted south of Lawrence by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officers.
They had placed a decoy deer on land to entice would-be poachers. Three Olathe men also were charged in the sting operation.