PITMAN — Former Northumberland County Sheriff Chad A. Reiner has been cited by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and state police at Stonington for allegedly killing a deer out of season and shooting a neighbor’s guinea fowl.
Reiner, 41, of 185 Peach Tree Lane, Pitman, was issued four citations on April 8 by Officer Derek Spitler of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He is charged with one count of unlawfully taking or possessing game or wildlife and three counts of unlawfully killing or taking big game.
He is accused of killing an anterless white-tailed deer out of season on April 1 on his property.
He also was cited by Trooper Raymond Snarski III for criminal mischief for allegedly using a .22-caliber pistol to shoot and kill a guinea fowl owned by Emerald Calvin Snyder, 69, of 177 Peach Tree Lane, Pitman, on Reiner’s property between Feb. 10 and Feb. 23. The citation was filed March 21.
Reiner served as county sheriff from 2004 to January 2014 before resigning. He was succeeded by current sheriff Robert Wolfe.
Reiner, who faces fines and costs for the summary offenses, is scheduled for a summary trial at 2:45 p.m. Monday, June 3, before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.
The charges were filed at Gembic’s office after Magisterial District Judge Michael Toomey, of Sunbury, recused himself because he previously served as an assistant district attorney during Reiner’s tenure as sheriff.