Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Fontenot cited for booking 87 trips without a license, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 22-year-old Sulphur man earlier this month for allegedly guiding 87 times without a charter guide fishing license this year.

According to a press release, Devon K. Fontenot was cited for 87 counts of failing to comply with charter boat regulations on Oct. 12, and was booked into the Cameron Parish Jail.

Fontenot was cited on both July 28 and Aug. 4 near the Cameron Jetties for allegedly operating a charter guide fishing service without the required license, the release states.

On Aug. 11, LDWF agents contacted his employer, who furnished them with logs of more charter trips Fontenot allegedly made in 2017.

According to the release, he made an additional 87 trips without a license in 2017 that he hadn’t been cited for. The investigation revealed Fontenot did not obtain a charter guide license until Aug. 16 of this year.

Failing to comply with charter guide fishing regulations brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each count, the release states.