NIGHT HUNTERS SENTENCED IN TANGIPAHOA PARISH

Release Date: 12/27/2005

The 21st Judicial District Court sentenced two Louisiana men on Nov. 28, 2005 in Tangipahoa for illegal night hunting activity.


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Patrick Fink Jr., 22, of Hammond and Christopher Brown, 22, of Albany for hunting violations that occurred on Jan. 25 and 26, 2005 in the Wadesboro area of Tangipahoa Parish.
 
Fink pled guilty to two counts of deer hunting during illegal hours, hunting deer from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting raccoons illegally and two counts of hunting deer illegally from a boat.  Judge Beth Wolf ordered Fink to pay $2,600 in fines, plus court costs and to serve 120 days in jail.  The jail sentence was suspended.  Fink also paid over $300 for release of his truck and boat from impoundment.


Brown pled guilty to deer hunting during illegal hours, hunting deer from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting raccoons illegally and hunting deer illegally from a boat.  Judge Wolf fined him $1,600, plus court costs and gave him a 120-day suspended jail sentence. 


Agents participating in the case were Senior Agent Toby Miller, Sgt. Dane Thomas and Lt. Len Yokum.


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