Oregon man pleads not guilty to charges of disturbing wildlife.
The man many believed had a death wish when he chased and yelled at a Yellowstone bison has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.
A little over a week ago, when we shared a video of 55-year-old Raymond Reinke's encounter with a Yellowstone bison. The video left many people wondering just how he managed to escape unscathed after taunting the nearly 1,000-pound animal.
Shortly after that, more details emerged showing Reinke was actually allegedly involved in incidents in three different national parks before he was arrested following an argument in Glacier National Park's Many Glacier Hotel.
The National Park Service announced in a press release Wednesday that Reinke finally had his moment in court in Mammoth Hot Spring's Yellowstone Justice Center. Reinke pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. In Yellowstone, authorities charged him with disturbing wildlife--presumably in connection with the bison incident--and possession of an open container in a vehicle.
There were at least four charges Reinke pleaded not guilty to in Grand Tetons. The charges included resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, interfering with agency function and "being under the influence of alcohol to a degree that endangers self or others."
Officials have given few details on what happened in the Grand Tetons, but the incident resulted in Reinke spending a night in Teton County Jail before his release. The bison incident happened just a few days later.
The National Park Service says Reinke returned to jail where he'll stay in custody until his case goes to trial Aug. 23.