Concordia Parish Sheriff’s deputies and agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested four people for alleged night-hunting violations on Oct. 21, according to a press release.
Authorities observed someone in a vehicle on Haphazard Road in Concordia Parish shining a spotlight in nearby fields and shooting numerous times about 4 a.m., the release states.
The four people inside the vehicle were identified as Joshua K. Parker, 21, of Vidalia and Shelby L. Martin, 17, Joshua S. Holmes, 26, and Emily S. Perry, 23, all from Ridgecrest.
Numerous firearms along with nine freshly-killed rabbits and one freshly-killed deer were found in the bed of the vehicle, according to the release.
All four subjects were charged with taking deer during illegal hours, hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and taking deer from a public road. Additionally, Parker and Martin were cited for discharging a firearm from a public road, the release states.
The subjects were arrested and booked into the Concordia Parish Jail.
According to the release, hunting deer during illegal hours brings up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle, discharging a firearm from a public road and hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours each carries between a $250 and $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Taking a deer from a public road carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.