LOUISIANA MAN CITED FOR TAKING ALLIGATOR DURING A CLOSED SEASON

Release Date: 07/16/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Jeremy Boyd D'Amico, 34, of Morganza, for taking alligators during a closed season on July 5. 


A 12 foot alligator was found floating dead in a pit near Morganza in Pointe Coupee Parish and was reported to the department.  After investigating the incident, agents found that D'Amico had actually shot and killed the alligator on the July 2.


A 30-06 rifle was seized from D'Amico in connection with the case.  D'Amico was additionally cited for civil restitution in the amount of $420 for replacement value of the alligator.  The alligator had to be discarded due to decomposition.  


Taking alligators during a closed season carries a fine ranging from $400 to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus costs of court and forfeiture of anything seized.


Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Brad Garon and Agent Thomas Ashley.


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