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LA: Officers in illegal hunting case fired

January 9, 2013

From Yahoo.com

 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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