JUNEAU - Park Myers and Jeffrey Peacock have been given joint trial dates for their part in multiple big game hunting violations, including the suspected shooting of a black wolf named Romeo by Juneau residents.
District Court judge Keith Levy on Monday set a pretrial date of Sept. 20 at 3 p.m., and a trial date for Sept. 28 at 8:15 a.m.
Myers and Peacock were arrested May 21 for charges that included bear baiting without a permit, three unlawful possession of game charges, hunting in a closed area, and taking big game using unlawful methods. Peacock has an additional charge of unsworn falsification. All the charges are class A misdemeanors.
They were arraigned May 25 and pleaded not guilty.
Juneau residents have dubbed the case "The Romeo Trial," as Park's illegal black wolf taken coincided with the disappearance of the beloved black wolf Romeo that frequented the Mendenhall Glacier area, often playing with local dogs.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game had originally marked the wolf taken as gray, but authorities said the hide taken from the two men was black. Romeo did have gray markings and his species was Gray Wolf.
District attorney Doug Gardner will prosecute for the state. Meyers is represented by attorney David Mallet and Peacock by attorney Thomas Nave.
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