A Duluth-Superior, Minnesota, man who received international notoriety when he was convicted of having sex with a dead deer for sexual gratification got in trouble with the law again in August.
Bryan James Hathaway, 25, was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court on with four charges – including assaulting a police officer – during an incident at the Hermantown Walmart.
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.
In 2006, Hathaway was charged and later convicted for “sexual gratification with an animal”–a roadkilled deer.
In 2005, Hathaway pleaded no contest to a felony animal mistreatment charge in connection with the shooting of an Arabian horse in Douglas County. 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.