Night Hunters Sentenced in District Court

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On August 24, 21st Judicial District Court Judge Ernie Drake found David D. Gordon, 32, and Debra L. Glover, 28, both of Walker, guilty of illegal night hunting and sentenced them to pay fines and forfeit equipment.

On January 2, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Sergeant Grady Brecheen apprehended Gordon and Glover on Hwy 43, north of Greensburg shortly after midnight. The two were illegally spotlighting for deer. Sgt. Brecheen cited both for hunting deer during illegal hours with an artificial light, hunting deer from a public road, and hunting from a moving vehicle. A .30-06 rifle, .410 shotgun and spotlight were seized.

Judge Drake sentenced each defendant to 120 days in jail, suspended the jail time and ordered them to each pay fines of $900, plus $151.50 court costs and to pay a $40 assessment fee to the public defender. The rifle, shotgun and light were ordered forfeited to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.