EVANGELINE PARISH (LDWF) (KLFY) – (4/26/19) Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents along with Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) deputies arrested a man for alleged theft of crawfish on April 22.
LDWF agents and EPSO deputies arrested Kenneth J. Douget Jr., 25, of Eunice, for theft of crawfish from a farmer and booked him into the Evangeline Parish Jail.
An LDWF agent received a complaint from a crawfish farmer that an unknown suspect stole 16 sacks of crawfish out of the back of his truck in the Mamou area.
Agents then received a call from a local crawfish dealer that the suspect was at his plant attempting to sell the stolen 16 sacks of crawfish.
An LDWF agent along with the EPSO responded to the crawfish dealer and made contact with the suspect. During the interview, Douget Jr. admitted to stealing the 16 sacks of crawfish valued at $1,071.
Theft of crawfish in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000 brings up to five years in jail and $3,000 in fines.
Agents seized the 16 sacks of crawfish and returned them to the crawfish farmer.