Bourg -- Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a Bourg man was
arrested last Friday for allegedly hunting on a private lease off the
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says that Ned Michael Dantin,
38, of Bourg, Louisiana was arrested last Friday. Deputies say Dantin
was seen leaving a private hunting lease on La. Hwy 24 after being
picked up in a truck. A license plate number and damaged cell phone led
deputies to the home of Ned Dantin where he was questioned about his
activity in the area. A Terrebonne Parish deputy assisted.
Dantin told deputies he was hunting on some land that a friend said
he could hunt on and that he had been dropped off around 4:30 in the
morning and was picked up later that morning after killing an 8-point
deer around 7:30. He said he dragged the deer to the road where he was
picked up by his friend. He said he gave the deer to a friend from
Morgan City whose name he could not remember.
Dantin was brought back to the South Lafourche Sub-station where he
admitted that he had hunted the private area earlier in the week and
killed a doe. He was placed under arrest and charged with Criminal
Trespassing. State Wildlife & Fisheries agents were present and also
cited the subject for Failure to Comply with a Deer Harvest Card and
Possession of Illegally Taken Deer.
The maximum penalty for criminal trespassing is a $500 fine and/or 30
days in jail. Charges filed by Wildlife & Fisheries can carry penalties
of $750 plus 30 days in jail for Possession of an Illegally Taken Deer;
a maximum of $350 fine and/or 60 days in jail; plus another maximum fine
of $350 and/or 60 days in jail because this deer was taken from a
private leased area that was under a “Deer Management Program”.
Mr. Ned Dantin was released on a $100 bond. He has a criminal history
of arrests for theft, receiving stolen things, contempt of court,
aggravated battery, and a drug charge.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be filed
in this case.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office contributed this report.
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