Four Plead Guilty to Night Hunting
Four Evangeline Parish men identified as Kenneth Jerome Lafleur II, 23, Daniel Paul Mayeux, 18, Coby Lance Vidrine, 17, and Eric Bryce McDaniel, 18, all of Ville Platte, pled guilty on April 8 in the 13th Judicial District Court, and were sentenced by Judge Tom Fuselier. The four were cited on January 18 of this year for hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public road. Additionally, LaFleur was charged for hunting with an unplugged shotgun.
Judge Fuselier sentenced each subject to pay a $300 fine plus $121.50 in court costs and to serve one year of probation with a stipulation of no hunting during the term of probation and 16 hours of community service. In addition to these charges Kenneth Jerome Lafleur was fined an additional $150 for using an unplugged shotgun. Two shotguns seized in connection with the case will be returned to the owners after all fees and fines are paid.
Agents involved in this case were Senior Agents Scott D. Fontenot and Keith Aucoin. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Trent Brignac.