Jury trials for guide’s father, brothers scheduled for February

A jury trial is scheduled for February 28th for each of a Juneau guide’s two brothers accused of hunting and fishing violations.

Jason W. Duby, 36, of Clelum, Washington faces charges of bear baiting without a permit, hunting in a closed area, and taking a black bear without an appropriate permit. Joel M. Duby, 27, of Richland, Washington faces charges of guiding without a valid sport fish license and engaging in sport fish guiding without a guide license available for inspection.

They’re both brothers of Michael Patrick Duby, 37, owner and operator of FishHunter Charters in Juneau.

His father, Michael W. Duby, 61, has already been charged with providing guide services without a license, allegedly for a sport fishing trip in April 2008 while taking out the ‘Brody’, one of his son’s boats. He was arraigned last Thursday and his trial also starts on February 28th.

Blake B. Coombs, 27, of Kennewick, Washington is being charged with negligently establishing a black bear bait station behind the younger Duby’s house and overfishing of halibut. Coombs was a deckhand on Duby’s boat when the alleged falsification of halibut records occurred in June 2009. Electronic court records indicate he didn’t appear or participate in an arraignment hearing on December 8th.

Benjamin Olson, 24, of Juneau is being charged with illegally taking a beaver while out on hunting trip with the younger Duby on Admiralty Island, and illegally possessing and transporting the beaver. His trial is secheduled to start the end of January.

A Hawaiian man, Bradley Deffenbaugh, 51, has also been charged with falsifying a sealing certificate for a black bear taken while out hunting on the Juneau road system with Michael Patrick Duby. Deffenbaugh’s trial starts on February 28th, the same day as the trials for the Duby brothers.

Michael Patrick Duby has not been charged with any recent infractions or crimes under state law. He’s currently awaiting sentencing in January on a federal charge related to selling migratory bird parts over the internet.

(Editor note: Joel Duby’s hometown corrected to Richland.)