Man sentenced for illegal hunting
Associated Press - June 6, 2008 8:04 AM ET
MONROE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old West Monroe man has been sentenced
for hunting deer during illegal hours and hunting from a moving vehicle.
Johnny Jack Thompson was ordered a state judge to pay a fine of
$1,200 on both charges, which included court costs.
Authorities say Thompson and 21-year-old Jerry L. Thrasher, also of
West Monroe, were arrested January 10 after a Ouachita Parish sheriff's
deputy observed night hunting activity south of West Monroe. Deputies
tried to stop the vehicle, but a chase ensued with the vehicle finally
stopping on Interstate 20.
State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents were called to the
scene following the stop. A spotlight and a 30.06-caliber rifle were
found in the vehicle.
Thrasher's court appearance is set for a later date on the hunting
charges and an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a
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