Area law enforcement officers accused of illegal
"harvesting of a deer" have been fired, Winnsboro Police Chief
Lester Thomas and Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said.
Winnsboro police officer Chester Coleman, 34, of Enterprise, shot a
deer from his patrol car while on duty. He and two other men
involved in the incident — Winnsboro police officer Joshua Martin,
31, of Winnsboro, and Franklin Parish Detention Center Corrections
officer Hunter Guimbellot, 22, of Winnsboro — then put the deer into
the trunk of the vehicle.
Agents cited Coleman on Monday on
taking a deer during illegal hours using artificial light,hunting
from a moving vehicle, failing to comply with deer tagging
requirements andhunting without basic and big game licenses. Agents
also arrested Coleman on a malfeasance in office charge and booked
him into the Franklin Parish Jail.
Agents also cited Martin
and Guimbellot on Saturday on taking a deer during illegal hours
using artificial light and hunting from a moving vehicle.
Coleman was on duty at the time of the reported illegal hunting
activity and is accused of shooting the deer from his patrol vehicle
with Martin's .308-caliber rifle.
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