RAPIDES PARISH MAN SENTENCED IN ALLEN PARISH FOR NIGHT HUNTING VIOLATIONS

Release Date: 07/05/2006

Louis Arron Johnson, 48, of Forest Hill pled guilty to hunting deer during illegal hours by aid of artificial light on June 15 at the Allen Parish Courthouse in front of 33rd Judicial District Court Judge Joel Davis.


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents observed Johnson on Jan. 14, 2006, illegally hunting deer at night near Oakdale.


Judge Davis sentenced Johnson to pay a fine of $900, plus $107 in court costs.  Judge Davis also ordered Johnson to forfeit his firearm and spotlight to the LDWF Enforcement Division.


Allen Parish Assistance District Attorney Rod Bertrand prosecuted the case for the state.  Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Joey James, Steve Vidrine and Jason Stagg.


For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.

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