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LDWF Enforcement Agent Assaulted During Arrest of Fleeing Suspect

Release Date: 12/28/2016

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents was assaulted while arresting a fleeing suspect involved in a vehicle accident and attempted carjacking in Evangeline Parish on Dec. 27.

Mario Juan Cardenas, 19, of St. Landry, was arrested for resisting an officer by flight, resisting an officer with force or violence, battery of a police officer, carjacking, possession of marijuana and illegal possession of Xanax.  He was booked into jail at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Dec. 27 around 11 a.m. LDWF Sgt. Scott Fontenot was checking duck hunters near St. Landry when one of the hunters advised him of a car that had flipped over on LA Hwy. 3042.  Sgt. Fontenot responded to the scene of the incident and observed the driver was no longer present.  Sgt. Fontenot drove further down the road and located the driver, Cardenas, who was walking along Hwy 3042.

Sgt. Fontenot attempted to stop Cardenas who then fled on foot.  Cardenas then attempted to carjack a vehicle occupied by an elderly woman and her granddaughter.  While Cardenas attempted to pull the elderly woman out of her truck, Sgt. Fontenot caught up to him.  Cardenas then charged at Sgt. Fontenot and struck him in the head.  Sgt. Fontenot was then able to discharge his Taser Electronic Control Weapon to subdue Cardenas and arrest him.

Sgt. Fontenot then found marijuana and Xanax in Cardenas’ pockets after the arrest.  Additional charges may also be pending based on the results of the investigation by Louisiana State Police into the vehicle accident.

Resisting an officer by flight brings up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.  Resisting an officer with force or violence carries up to a $2,000 fine and one to three years in jail.  Battery of a police officer brings up to a $500 fine and 14 days to six months in jail.  Carjacking brings two to 20 years in jail.  Possession of marijuana carries up to a $500 fine and six months of jail.  Possession of Xanax brings up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail.

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December 2017 - ALAS Newsletter

December 2017 - ALAS Newsletter

ATTENTION ALL BASIC ARCHERY INSTRUCTORS:
 
Please complete this very short survey regarding
your attendance at the 2017 ALAS Tournaments:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFH8YHV
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
 
2017 TOURNAMENT DATES:  ***
 
12/12/16       Registration for ALAS North Regional Begins
12/21/16       Registration for ALAS South Regional Ends
12/23/16       Registration for ALAS North Regional Ends
1/14/17         ALAS SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT – Alexandria, LA
1/21/17         ALAS NORTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT – Shreveport, LA
1/23/17         Pre-Registration for ALAS State Tournament Begins

2/1/17           Pre- Registration for ALAS State Tournament Ends
2/6/17           Tiered Registration for ALAS State Tournament Begins
2/15/17         Tiered Registration for ALAS State Tournament Ends
3/4/17           ALAS STATE TOURNAMENT – Shreveport, LA
5/11-13/17    NASP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT – Louisville, KY
7/20-22/17    NASP WORLD TOURNAMENT – Orlando, FL
 
***See the attached map to know which regional tournament your school will attend!
 
 
 
UPCOMING BAI CLASSES:
 
December 14th-15th, 2016   Haughton Middle School   Haughton, LA   *MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS
 
December 19th-20th, 2016   Jena Junior High School   Jena, LA          *MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS
 
For information about hosting BAI training at your school please contact jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov.
 
TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
 
Do you know an individual, business, or organization that might be interested in supporting the ALAS program this year?  The. Thanks to last year's sponsors we gave away $17,500 in scholarships. Help us grow that number even higher by sharing the attached 2017 ALAS Sponsorship Information with those that see the benefit of supporting this great program. 
 
As always with the growth of a program we also experience increased cost to continue to provide the quality tournament experience that we have in the past.  Most of the cost of added materials needed, targets, target faces, bows, arrows, etc. is covered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  However, outside funds are required to cover items such as promotional items, t-shirts, awards, trophies, signs, banners, equipment rental, and most importantly, the scholarships that we award.  Thankfully we have always been able to rely on the support of state and local sponsors to make our tournaments a great experience for all who attend and we hope to keep that going!
 
Contact rstroede@wlf.la.gov with any questions that you may have.
 
 
 
TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 
The ALAS program relies heavily on the help of our volunteers to provide quality tournaments.  This year, each school participating in a tournament will be required to provide a minimum of three (3) volunteers for at least one (1) timeslot during the tournament in which they are participating.  Online sign-up for both regional tournaments is now open online and can be found using the links below.  Be sure to sign up for the correct tournament.  Please share this information with your parent volunteers. 
 
South Regional Sign-Up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845aaa72dabf85-south/
 
North Regional Sign-Up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845aaa72dabf85-north/
 
Please sign up for a time slot you are available to volunteer as a Lane Official or General Volunteer.  A reminder email will be sent prior to the tournament.  Please be sure you are available for the times for which you sign up.  Please report to the Volunteer Station near the Registration Table 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
 
Lane Officials:
·         Parents and coaches may not serve as Lane Officials for flights in which their child or archers from their school are shooting.
·         Please familiarize yourself with Lane Official Protocol by watching the Lane Official Training video found at the following link:  http://youtu.be/FMy-JOJQIqg
 
For questions about volunteering please contact jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov.
 
 
 
WATCH THIS! 
NEW SCORING PROTOCOL VIDEO
 
Scoring protocol has been updated to improve integrity at tournaments.  In addition to the written rules description, a video has been provided to help coaches and archers understand how to score during tournaments. This video should be viewed and practiced by NASP/ALAS coaches and students so that all are familiar with the new procedure.  This protocol will be used at all upcoming tournaments.  Please share this video with anyone that will be participating in NASP® competitions.  For additional information, please refer to the attached 2017 NASP® Sanctioned Tournament Rules & Protocol document Section 5 – Scoring (5.7.2.NEW PROTOCOL).  A sample PDF image of the new approved score card is also attached. 

Link to New Scoring Protocol Video:  https://youtu.be/1xKTDKb23PU
 
 
 
GRANTS AND ADDITIONAL FUNDS AVAILABLE!
 
Up to $500 to help you complete your equipment order!
You must act fast!  Deadline:  December 31st
 
Equipment can be expansive!  The LDWF/ALAS Equipment Grant Program can help!  LDWF/ALAS offers 20 partial equipment grants each year to assist new schools.  See attached ALAS Grant Information for application form and details.  Once a grant has been approved, the next step is for the school to secure funds and order its portion of the equipment.  Remember, schools are responsible for the purchase of a minimum of 12 bows, 2 boxes of arrows, and a repair kit.  This comes to a total cost of $1757.00 for public schools and $1823.00 for private schools.
 
Some of you may be at this stage of the process.  If so, we have some great news!  If you are struggling to come up with the last bit of funds for your order, we can help!  We have received some additional funds from NASP® and can award your school with up to $500 extra to help you complete your order but you must act fast!  These funds must be dedicated prior to the end of this calendar year.  All grants and additional funds will be awarded on a first come basis. 
 
A portion of these funds may be used for existing ALAS schools for replacement or additional equipment - up to $200 if the school orders at least $800 in replacement equipment.
 
If your school would like to receive one of these grants please contact ALAS State Coordinator Robert Stroede at rstroede@wlf.la.gov or (318) 484-2276 as soon as possible!  Your order for the NASP® equipment must be placed by December 31st.  Your order form must be approved by an ALAS Coordinator before it is submitted to NASP®. 
 
 
ACADEMIC ARCHER PROGRAM
The second year of the NASP® Academic Archer program is underway to recognize academic excellence among the 2.4 million NASP® student archers. Don't forget to register your archers that qualify for this distinction!  All Academic Archers will be automatically entered for a chance to win 1 of 10 Genesis Bows and specially marked Easton arrows!
For registration information visit the Academic Archer Toolkit at www.naspschools.org/instructors
 
 
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