Lockport convicted felon faces charges after illegally killing deer
A Lockport man was arrested on New Year’s Eve by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, accused of deer hunting violations in Lafourche Parish.
LDWF agents received a complaint on Dec. 30 that Brent Loupe, 32, had taken two anterless deer on Dec. 30 near Lockport during nighttime hours.
Agents went to Loupe’s residence on Dec. 31 and they observed two freshly harvested anterless deer on his property.
Agents also found that the suspect was a convicted felon who was illegally in possession of a .270 caliber rifle that he used to harvest the deer.
During the first attempt at arrest, Loupe resisted, but they were then able to take him into custody.
Agents arrested Brent Loupe, 32, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, hunting deer during a closed season, over the daily limit of deer, hunting deer during illegal hours, and possession of untagged deer.
Agents seized the deer and donated them to a local charity. They also seized the rife.
Illegally possessing a firearm by a convicted felon brings a $1,000 to $5,000 fine and 10 to 20 years in jail. Resisting arrest carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.
Hunting deer during a closed season and hunting deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense. Taking over the daily limit of deer carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Possession of untagged deer brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Loupe may also face civil restitution totaling $3,249 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.
Posted on Wed, January 8, 2020
by By CASEY GISCLAIR | GAZETTE STAFF