January 15, 2007 - Eagle Staff Report
A Louisiana man competing in an Iola raccoon hunting competition was
arrested Saturday on misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges after
authorities said he went onto property alongside Texas 6 near the
Navasota River in Brazos County.
The property owner called police after spotting tracks that led from
the entrance to his land - where a chain securing the gate had been cut
- to the rear. After following the tracks, the owner found the man
standing near a truck that had a Louisiana license plate.
The 48-year-old hunter told police his "coon dog" had gotten hung on
a neighbor's fence and he was trying to retrieve the animal. He further
explained he was a member of the Lone Star 5000 coon hunting association
and was competing in a contest Saturday in Iola.
He was released from the Brazos County Jail early Sunday on $3,000
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