A Morgan City man was found guilty of theft of crab trap contents on Oct. 9 in St. Mary Parish.
Judge Edward Leonard of the 16th Judicial District sentenced Curtis A. Richard, 38, to 10 days in jail, two years of probation and $750 in fines plus court costs.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents On Oct. 10, 2014 observed Richard actively tending crab traps that did not belong to him on Sweet Bay Lake in the Atchafalaya River. Agents found him in possession of 16 crabs.
Agents arrested the subject and booked him into the St. Mary Parish jail for theft of crab trap contents.
Agents involved in the case were Senior Agent Joey Thompson, Sgt. Winston Michel, and Senior Agent Jake Darden. Assistant District Attorney Wayne Simoneaud prosecuted the case.
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