Release Date: 06/06/2006

On May 23, 2006 Brandon L. Harris, 18, of Longville was sentenced by Judge Stuart Kay of the 36th Judicial District in Beauregard Parish for gross littering. 

An investigation began in January by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents after 14 bags of household trash were found in Barnes Creek.  Among the trash were clues that led agents to Harris's residence in Longville.  After questioning, Harris admitted to placing the 14 bags into one of the state's Natural Scenic Rivers. 

Judge Kay ordered Harris to pay a fine of $750 plus court costs in the amount of $98.50.  Harris was ordered to serve eight hours of community service in the Litter Abatement Program, and was placed on six months of supervised probation.  The supervised probation at $55 per month is to be converted to unsupervised probation after all fines and community service are met. 

Agents participating in this case were Sgts. David Liles and Keith Aucoin and Lt. Jesse Savoie.  Assistant District Attorney Jimmy Lestage prosecuted the case. 

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or