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Leander teen said he shot six deer in Block House Creek because they were bad

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Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:18 pm

LEANDER —Residents say it's not normal to hear gunshots in Block House Creek. So when Tom Graf heard someone shooting behind his house last Saturday morning, he decided it was best to investigate.

When he looked over the fence, Graf saw a man walk up to a deer that was lying down. The man then pointed a rifle and fired several shots at the animal according to Graf's statement in a felony complaint.

A Williamson County deputy was called out to investigate the report of hunting in the greenbelt area near Chardonnay Crossing and Jordan Cove, when he came across a man with a rifle walking north on Block House Drive.

When asked what he was doing, 18-year-old Ian Schneider told the officer that he "was getting rid of the bad." When the deputy tried to clarify what Schneider meant by "the bad," the teen explained that "the bad" were deer and that he shot six of them in the woods because they were "destroying the forest."

Schneider was arrested on suspicion of deadly conduct for firing a rifle several times in a residential greenbelt surrounded by houses. Authorities found at least one dead deer next to a backyard fence along Jordan Cove.

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  • ifthenelsenull posted at 3:55 pm on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    ifthenelsenull Posts: 1

    We apparently watched this arrest take place. We were driving and noticed a Sheriff stopped on the side of the road. There was a kid walking away with a rifle in his hands. That particular area has a lot of kids who play airsoft in the woods so we assumed it was one of those kids.

    The sheriff had his tazer out and was closing pretty quickly on the kid with the rifle who was walking away and basically ignoring the Sheriff. I don't know if he got tazed but honestly if he didn't that Sheriff deserves sainthood. He could have tazed that guy immediately and been justified. It was a job done to an incredibly professional level.

  • andyhangley posted at 11:28 am on Mon, Mar 11, 2013.

    andyhangley Posts: 4

    Makes me thankful that the deer around my house are all "good deer"!