Illegal hunting charges leads to man’s court appearance
June 5, 2008
The News Star.com Staff report
A West Monroe man has been sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court
for hunting deer during illegal hours and hunting from a moving vehicle.
Johnny Jack Thompson, 22, was ordered by Judge Charles A. Traylor to
pay a fine of $1,200 on both charges, which included court costs.
Thompson and Jerry L. Thrasher, 21, also of West Monroe, were
arrested Jan. 10 after a Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputy observed night
hunting activity on Toney Bayou road 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
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
Thompson was sentenced May 29, according to a LDWF news release.
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