Release Date: 05/13/2008

A Lincoln Parish man was cited by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement  Division agents on May 2 for gross littering.  Casey W. Bearden, 26, Ruston was cited after agents received a complaint from the Union Parish Sheriff's Office concerning roofing shingles being illegally dumped on Pollands Crossing Road.  During the investigation, agents located evidence from the dumpsite that led them to Bearden.  Bearden was interviewed at the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office where he allegedly admitted to dumping the shingles a few days prior.   He was cited and released.

The penalty for gross littering is a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1000 and sentenced to serve eight hours of community service in a litter abatement work program as approved by the court.

Agents involved in the case are:  Lt. Mike Rockett, Sgts. Thomas Risser and Duane Taylor, Senior Agent David Harrell and Agent Joe Gouedy.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at or 225/765-2988.