JENNINGS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL VIOLATIONS

Release Date: 03/01/2007

Thomas Harelson, 51, of Jennings, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Alonzo Wilson in the in Lake Charles on Feb. 15 and entered a plea of guilty to taking over the legal limit of ducks. 


Harelson was cited on Sept. 25, 2006 in Cameron Parish for killing 44 teal.  The daily bag limit for teal during the teal season is four per person.


Magistrate Wilson accepted the guilty plea and sentenced Harelson to pay a fine of $1,500, serve two years probation, 120 hours community service and suspended his hunting privileges for 18 months.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Clement prosecuted the case.


Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Aaron Monceaux and Senior Agent Derek Logan.


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