A guilty plea was entered by Jeffrey Miles of West Monroe, Louisiana in the Federal Western District Court for killing a bald eagle. Miles shot a bald eagle in Franklin Parish on April 4, 2011. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries found a dead bald eagle in the drainage ditch and began their investigation as to who had shot it.
With investigation and tips called in to the Operation Game Thief hotline Miles was charged on April 22nd. He pled guilty on September 19th. He has a sentencing date set for January 3, 2012, where he faces up to $100,000 fine and up to 12 months in prison for breaking the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries .