“is a material witness” in the case and no “comment on his testimony.” However, Ohio will “not be pursuing any charges against Eric Vaughn in connection with the resident hunting license.”
John D. Coffin of Michigan.
He is the owner of Ultimate Firearms based in Michigan. Allan Wright and Chief Dave Graham hunt on Mr. Coffin's property in Michigan. Allan Wright, who is employed part-time with Bass Pro as a Pro Hunter, endorsed on line a muzzle loaders, which is manufactured by Ultimate Firearms. He endorsed it using his name and the fact he is employed as an Ohio game warden. He received a free muzzle loading rifle for his endorsement!! But herein lies another the clincher---during 2001, Allan Wright helped
Michigan resident John D. Coffin, had also obtain an Ohio resident hunting license in 2001 using Wright’s home address. Mr. Coffin is an acquaintance of Wright’s but is not a Wildlife Officer.
Jessica "Little noted that her office does not currently intend to pursue charges related to the 2001 issuance of a resident license to Michigan resident John D. Coffin, in part because statute of limitations restrictions may apply."
The defendants did not have to appear at the pretrial last week. The Court has set another pretrial in a couple weeks in which the Defendants must appear. Those pretrials will most likely be in chambers as well (not in open court). No trial dates have been set yet.
Case Number: CR 20102048
Defendant: Wright, Allan
2ND PRETRIAL HEARING SET FOR 05/11/10 @ 12:00
Case Number: CR 20102049
Defendant: Graham, David
SECOND PRE-TRIAL SET FOR 05/17/10 @ 12:00
Case Number: CR 20102050
Defendant: Lehman, James
* HEARING SET FOR 05/17/2010 AT 12:00 PM
Case Number: CR 20102051
Defendant: Tackett,Ward, Michele
HEARING SET FOR 05/17/2010 AT 12:00 PM
Case Number: CR 20102052
Defendant: Haines, Todd
SECOND PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AT THE REQUEST OF THE DEFENDANT SET FOR 5/17/10 @ NOON