TWO NORTHWEST LOUISIANA MEN CITED FOR ILLEGALLY DUMPING DEER CARCASSES

Release Date: 12/11/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged gross littering by illegally dumping entire deer carcasses.  Marvin W. Young, 17, of Shreveport, and Jeremy D. Hobson, 30, of Bossier City, were both issued citations in two separate investigations.


Agents investigated a complaint of a whole, unskinned deer carcass found on an oil well road off La. Hwy. 527 in Bossier Parish on Dec. 1.  Agents discovered an LADT tag attached to the deer and were able to identify Young as the person who harvested the deer.  


Young told the agents he had given the deer to Hobson.  On Dec. 2, agents contacted Hobson, who told the agents the deer must have fallen out of his truck as he was driving.  The agents issued him a summons to appear in the 26th Judicial District Court in Benton. 


Agents participating in this case were Sgt. Roy Schufft and Senior Agents Frank Reger and John Blalock.


On Dec. 5, 2006, Lt. Dickie Barnes and Sr. Agent Troy Parker received an anonymous complaint through Operation Game Thief reporting that someone had dumped an entire unskinned deer carcass off Tacoma Road near Cross Lake in Shreveport.  The caller provided the agents with the license plate number of the vehicle, which led to Young.  Agents then contacted Marvin Young at his residence later that evening, where he told the agents he hit the deer with a vehicle and intended to clean it, but decided to dump it instead.  Agents issued him a summons to appear in 1st Judicial District Court in Shreveport.


A first conviction of gross littering carries a fine between $500 and $1,000 plus cost of courts, and eight hours of community service in a litter abatement work program as approved by the court.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2988.
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