Free, free at last

November 14, 2007

Sheriff Ron McNesby pleads no contest to charges that stem from a 2004 hunting trip in Wisconsin. The judge adjudicates McNesby guilty of two counts of illegal hunting/possession of game/birds and placing bait with nondegradable material. McNesby has to pay a fine of about $2,500, and his hunting license in the state of Wisconsin was revoked for three years.

A hunting trip to Wisconsin with your buddies: Cost $3000

Hunting illegally and a baited field: Cost $2500

Being a sheriff: priceless

  • City_ESC November 15, 2007 at 10:23 am

    There are people all over the country who do exactly what he did knowing it is against the law. He just got caught. Is it right to do it? No…
    He pled “No Contest”. Done deal, lets move on.

  • Anonymous November 15, 2007 at 10:19 am

    The interesting thing is that he didn’t come forward with this information by himself; it had to be dug out and he had to be confronted with it – shouldn’t the county’s top cop be a little more forthcoming about his own brushes with the law ?

  • Yelladawg November 14, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Election time is approaching,, voter’s short term memory needs to get a bit longer. If we want “things” to change we need to make it happen at the polls.

  • fishinsam November 14, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Good- OLE-BOYS win again

  • Anon November 14, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Now I’m itching to go disregard some laws too. I didn’t know Nesby believed in the ignorance excuse; this is great news.

  • gb silver foxx November 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Roniie Mac made a mistake that anyone could have made ,I accept his plea and his apology, it is time to move on.

  • Lawyer November 14, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Sorry, Michael Johnson, a plea of No Contest or No Lo Contendre means literally ‘I do not contest’ and carries the full penalties and ajudication as a guilty plea. It is a very misunderstood plea option and has been the downfall of many a defendant who was playing the part of their own attorney.

    The only advantage of a No Contest plea is that in most jurisdictions, a defendent will not be required to admit his actions in open court and may not be held liable for his actions in a civil suit. As far as guilt or innocence is concerned, a plea of No Contest, if accepted by the court, automatically means guilt. That is why the full penalties were imposed upon the sheriff.

  • LET MIKEY TRY IT November 14, 2007 at 8:11 am

    And now it’s Mikey’s turn.

  • Winchester November 14, 2007 at 8:01 am

    He is guilty of an even greater violation than the hunting charges. He’s guilty of not being honest and forth right. From the beginning he has pled ignorance of the hunting laws and passed blame on the guide. Hogwash, McNesby is a experienced hunter and has hunted in different states across the country for over 30 years. If there was one person in the hunting party that would know right from wrong and the hunting laws of a state before he fired the first shot, it would be McNesby. He’ll never convince me that he didn’t know he was violating the law. He can lie about it till dooms day but the facts speak for themselves, he felt he was above the law and didn’t realize that his badge wouldn’t give him a free pass in Wisconsin

  • Michael Johnson November 14, 2007 at 7:32 am

    The judge did not find McNesby Guilty of anything. The man pled no contest and paid a fine. It’s the same as paying a traffic ticket. “No contest” is basically this: Taking the punishment without admission of guilt or finding guilt in a trial. This way, one is not guilty of anything.