A Monroe man convicted of two counts of attempted first degree murder on Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents was sentenced to life in prison today, Jan. 27 in Ouachita Parish.
Luke Jarrod Hust, 29, was sentenced by 4th District Court Judge Scott Leehy to three life sentences in prison without the benefit of parole for two counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Hust was found guilty on Dec. 3 by a jury of his peers for shooting LDWF Sgt. Scott Bullitt and shooting at another LDWF agent.
“We are thankful this case is resolved to give Sgt. Bullitt and his family some closure and that the shooter will spend the rest of his life behind bars where he belongs,” said Col. Joey Broussard, head of the LDWF Enforcement Division. “We also want to thank the prosecutors and judge for securing the stiffest penalties possible so that Hust won’t have the chance to commit another violent crime.”
Around 6:40 p.m. on May 21 LDWF Sgt. Scott Bullitt along with another agent stopped a vehicle at the end of Buckley Hill Road near the Wham Brake Boat Launch on the Russell Sage WMA. During the stop, Hust shot Sgt. Bullitt and at another agent before fleeing the scene into the woods.
Sgt. Bullitt was rushed to a Monroe hospital and stabilized. Hust was captured around 11 p.m. that night.
Sgt. Bullitt was then taken to Shreveport where he successfully underwent surgery to remove the bullet and bone fragments on May 26. Sgt. Bullitt is still rehabbing from his injuries and not yet returned to regular duty as a LDWF agent.
Sgt. Bullitt has been an LDWF agent for over five years.
District Attorney Jerry Jones was the lead prosecutor for the state.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.