LA: Louisiana men sentenced for dumping deer carcasses, related offenses
January 10, 2014
Mississippi — Two Louisiana men have pleading guilty to dumping deer
carcasses into an Amite County stream.
Authorities said Kent
Daigle, 52, and Charles Waters, 45, both of Lake Charles, Louisiana,
were arrested Dec. 21 after the animals were found in a creek near
the west fork of the Amite River in southwest Mississippi.
Both men spent two nights in jail and were freed on cash bonds of
$4,498 for Daigle and $1,944 for Waters. Authorities also seized
Justice Court Judge Roger Arnold ordered both
men to perform community service.
Though the men lost their
driver's licenses for a year, they can attend driving classes and
get them back after 90 days.
Daigle was charged with
pollution of water, littering, possession of marijuana, open
container of alcohol, first-offense driving under the influence of a
substance other than alcohol, trespassing, seat belt violation and
hunting from a public road.
Waters was charged with
littering, possession of a controlled substance, pollution of water,
seat belt violation and trespassing.
On Wednesday, the men
pleaded guilty to most of the charges. They did not have attorneys
Arnold ordered Waters to perform
community service in Amite County for the next 15 Saturdays.
Arnold sentenced Daigle to six months, suspended after seven days in
jail, followed by 12 months reporting probation. Since Daigle had
already spent two nights in jail, Arnold said he would only have to
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