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Deer protester arrested for protection order violation

January 22, 2010

A Lenexa animal rights activist who has protested the culling of the deer herd in Shawnee Mission Park was arrested Wednesday for violating a protection order.

Jason Miller, leader of the Bite Club KC, was arrested for violating a protection order from Michael Meadors, director of the Johnson County Park and Recreation district. The same day, he posted $5,000 bond and was released.

A court date for Miller is scheduled on Jan. 29.

Meadors filed a restraining order against Miller Nov. 18 of last year after Miller arrived at Meador’s home to deliver a protest letter.

On Dec. 8, Miller and another activist attempted to visit Meadors at his office at the JCPRD administration building in Shawnee Mission Park. However, a parks police officer stopped the men in the lobby, and they were told Meadors wasn’t there.

Randy Knight, director of communications for JCPRD, said the district could confirm that the arrest was in relation to the protection order filed Nov. 18, but otherwise had no comment on the situation.

Jason Miller's name was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.

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