- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a North Dakota man to pay $6,000 in restitution and fines for illegally trapping an eagle on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Investigators say Tyrell Bateman was attempting to snare coyotes on land where he wasn’t authorized to hunt. The eagle was caught in one of the traps northeast of Selfridge on Jan. 5. A witness took photos of the bird before releasing it.

Bateman pleaded guilty in March to unlawful take of a golden eagle.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Bateman to 12 months of probation and ordered him to pay $5,500 in restitution and a $500 fine.

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