Bellevue resident Arlie Risner's controversial $28,000 deer case is going before the state's top court.
The Ohio Supreme Court announced it will hear Risner's appeal of a demand by state officials that he pay about $28,000 in restitution for a deer carcass after he pleaded no contest to a hunting violation. State officials contend the buck's exceptional rack of horns made the animal very valuable.
Risner pleaded no contest to a charge of hunting without permission in 2010. He contends that he did nothing wrong and entered the plea to make the case go away and was stunned by the state's restitution demand.