LA: men arrested for illegal hunt
December 19, 2009
Pineville men arrested for illegal hunt
Two Pineville men were arrested last month for hunting and drug
violations near the Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area, according to a
release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
John D. Youngblood, 42, and Jeffrey A. Miles, 37, were arrested after
enforcement division agents from the department set up a deer decoy after
receiving complaints that Youngblood and Miles were hunting deer at night.
After shooting at the decoy, the two fled and were chased by agents.
Agents captured Youngblood after they found him hiding nearby. Miles
escaped, but was later arrested by the Pineville Police Department.
Wildlife agents seized a .17 caliber rifle and a .22 magnum rifle, each
with a light attached to the gun. Agents also seized a freshly killed buck
deer, a cooler that contained half of another deer and a Schedule II
controlled dangerous substance (CDS).
Both men were booked for possession with intent to distribute a Schedule
II CDS, illegally carrying of weapons with drugs, obstruction of justice,
two counts of taking deer during illegal hours with artificial light,
possession of an illegally taken deer, two counts of hunting from a moving
vehicle, failure to maintain sex identification, field possession of deer
meat without a tag, failure to abide by deer-tagging regulations, two counts
of hunting deer with an illegal weapon, two counts of taking deer from a
public road, illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, flight from an
officer and hunting without a resident big game license.
In addition, Miles was booked for possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon and hunting without a resident license. Youngblood also was booked for
discharging a firearm from a public road.
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