In the morning hours of May 19, 2006, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents apprehended three Bayou Sorrel men and one juvenile for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and taking frogs during a closed season. The adults were also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Acting on a tip from an informant who heard shots fired that night, agents found Randy D. Edwards, 22, Michael Day, 24, Brian Daly, 25 and the juvenile all of Bayou Sorrel to be in possession of two deer, five frogs and an assortment of stolen goods taken from area camps.
Agents seized the deer, frogs, stolen items and a 12-gauge shotgun that will be held as evidence. The two deer were donated to charity and the frogs were released back to the wild.
The adults were booked into the Iberville Parish Jail and the juvenile was cited and released to the custody of his mother. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the possession of stolen items charge.
The penalty for hunting during illegal hours is a fine between $900 and $950, jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized. Hunting from a moving vehicle is punishable by a fine between $250 and $500, jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs. The penalty for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile is a fine up to $500, or imprisonment of not more than 6 months or both. The penalty for taking frogs during a closed season is a fine between $250 and $500, jail time up to 90 days or both plus court costs.
A civil restitution was also assessed in the amount of $1049.08 for replacement value of the deer.
Agents participating in the case were Lt. Ronald Hebert and Sr. Agent Jerry Stassi.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.