MOREAUVILLE MAN SETTLES OUT OF COURT ON THEFT OF LIVESTOCK CHARGES

Release Date: 01/22/2006

A Moreauville man settled out of court on charges of theft of livestock and taking deer from a public road.  In an agreement made with the Concordia Parish District Attorneys Office, Andrew P. Coco, 51, will pay $25,000 restitution for the value of the deer to Blackhawk Plantation. 


On Nov. 21, Coco shot and killed a 13-point buck, which scored 178 inches by the Boone and Crockett measurement system, from his vehicle off of highway 15 through an eight-foot game fence at Blackhawk Plantation.  Coco was booked into the Concordia Parish Sheriffs Office and a 30-06 rifle was seized as evidence.


Coco was placed on pre-trial intervention for the charges of theft of livestock and taking deer from a public road.  Coco also had to pay a $1,500 enrollment fee to the pre-trial intervention program and was placed on two years probation.


EDITORS: For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2985 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.