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Jackson County man accused of shooting arrows into deer appears in court

The suspect will go in front of a judge at the Jackson County Courthouse on Monday, February 9th.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 10:55 AM
Updated: Feb 10, 2020 10:47 AM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —

UPDATE: Daniel Logsdon will go in front of Judge Cromwell on Monday, February 9th at 1:30 pm. It is a Pre-Trial Conference at the Jackson County Courthouse.

Logsdon faces two counts of Animal Abuse in the first Degree (taking, angling, hunting or trapping in violation of Wildlife law or rule), and one count of Failure to Report Accurate Information as a Sex Offender

NewsWatch 12 will be in the the courtroom. 

(Updated 2/9/20)


INITIAL REPORT: Authorities have finally tracked down a suspect in the strange case of two deer found alive and transfixed with arrows, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).

On June 28, OSP Fish & Wildlife officers charged 36-year-old Daniel Logsdon with the Unlawful Take/Possession of Antlerless Deer, Aggravated Animal Abuse in the First Degree (Felony), and Failure to Report Accurate Information as a Sex Offender.

The investigation began in April, when two deer were spotted alive and walking around near Shady Cove punctured through with arrows. About a week later, OSP officers and wildlife biologists were able to successfully track, tranquilize and treat the two animals, removing the arrows.

At the time, according to OSP, it was not hunting season for deer, and the animals had been shot with older-type "practice field tips" and not broadhead tips, which are required in archery hunting for big game.

Sergeant Collom with OSP Fish & Wildlife believed that the suspect was not a hunter with any intention of harvesting deer to eat, but someone with malicious intent to wound both deer.

That case spurred significant public outcry and buzz on social media when it came to light in April. Several Oregon hunters' and archery organizations even contributed to a reward for information leading to the culprit's capture.

According to court documents, Logsdon was convicted of Rape in the Third Degree and Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree in two different cases back in 2004. In 2009, he was convicted of Assault in the Third Degree. In 2017, he was convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He has also been charged with failing to report as a sex offender on multiple occasions.

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