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updated 6:41 PM CDT, Oct 21, 2014

Eau Claire Man Due Back in Court

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(11/26/13) An Eau Claire man is due back in court January sixth, after he allegedly sold hunting rights for property that's not his. 

25-year-old Andrew Martenson is free on a signature bond, after he appeared in Eau Claire County Circuit Court yesterday on two misdemeanor theft charges.  Prosecutors said a hunter and a friend answered an ad on Craigslist, and paid 500-dollars to hunt deer and turkeys on about 30 acres in Pleasant Valley -- and a second hunter said he and a co-worker paid 15-hundred-dollars to hunt with prospective sales clients on about 120-acres.  Officials said the scheme was unraveled when a neighbor saw an unfamiliar person hunt on Daniel Arneson's property -- and the neighbor knew that Arneson did not allow hunters to hunt on that land.  One of the hunters reportedly claimed to have leased hunting rights from Andy Jacobson -- and police said they later learned that it was really Martenson.

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