Washburn Times, June 5, 1924
Warden Powell Pays a Fine
Convicted of Shooting Hjalmer Johnson
Fired Three Shots at Washburn Lad Who Was Trying to Escape Arrest for Illegal Fishing
Game Warden Powell of Bayfield appeared before circuit Judge G.N. Risjord at Ashland on Monday of this week to receive his sentence for conviction of the charge of shooting Hjalmer Johnson of this city. He was fined $100 and costs, amounting in all to $432.32.
Powell was arrested following the shooting of Johnson of this city last spring. Johnson was fishing before the opening of the season and was ordered to halt by the game warden. Failing to do so, Powell fired three shots after the fleeing man, one of which struck him in the back. He was laid up for many weeks in the hospital at Ashland, and at the present time is unable to do hard labor.
Seems a mite heavy-handed, Warden. Maybe a little shoot-don’t shoot refresher training is in order.
BTW, $434.32 in 1923 = approx. $5,400.00 today.