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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The police chief for Grantsville has been convicted of poaching.

The Tooele Transcript Bulletin says that Grantsville Police Chief Dan Johnson pleaded guilty in 4th District Court in Heber City on Wednesday. He was charged with one count of wanton destruction of wildlife, a class A misdemeanor.

Johnson will pay a $650 fine for court costs and restitution for the animal.

Johnson shot a deer on private property in October near Soldier Summit in central Utah.

Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall says that Johnson has not been disciplined by the city. The Utah Department of Public Safety is conducting its own investigation for possible professional discipline.

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