Agents booked 28-year-old Juray Tasker, a convicted felon, with flight from an officer, resisting arrest, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting with an artificial light, hunting from a moving a vehicle and hunting from a public road; and hunting driving without a driver's license, the agency reported.
Later in the day, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office booked Tasker with possession of a stolen firearm and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after sheriff's deputies raided his home with an existing search warrant. The sheriiff's office also arrested four of Tasker's roommates on drug and stolen firearm charges. Tasker also was scheduled for court Wednesday (Feb. 2) for second-degree murder charges in Iberville Parish.
LDWF Senior Agent Robert Turner, Senior Agent Edward Ridgel and Lt. Jay Diez were working a night hunting complaint along state Highway 75 in St. Gabriel when thy heard a gun shot coming from a white Ford Taurus around 1:30 a.m. Agents tried to stop the vehicle, but were led on a seven-mile high-speed pursuit that ended at Tasker's residence. Once at Tasker's residence, agents were able to subdue and arrest Tasker. Tasker was booked into the Iberville Parish Jail.
Agents found a spotlight and a 20-gauge shotgun in the car. Agents also retrieved a freshly taken deer on top of the river levee close to the road where agents tried to stop Tasker's vehicle.
Agents have previously cited Tasker with failing to wear hunter's orange, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements and gross littering.