LA: Natchitoches man facing night hunting, drug charges
December 4, 2013
A driver accused of illegal night hunting quickly tossed his hat
with a spotlight on it back into his vehicle, but not before
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's deputies already had seen it,
according to a release.
When deputies pulled 52-year-old
Kurt P. Merritt of Natchitoches over, he got out of the 2012 Jeep
wearing a hat with a spotlight on it, according to the release.
Merritt "immediately removed the spotlight, throwing it into the
vehicle," reads the release. But deputies saw the spotlight and
weapons inside the vehicle, and arrested Merritt.
of the 100 block of Patrick Road in Natchitoches, was booked into
the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and was charged with
hunting deer from a public road, hunting deer during illegal hours
with an artifical light, hunting deer from a moving vehicle, hunting
deer with an illegal weapon, possession of meth and possession of
firearms during a felony narcotics offense.
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