Wildlife agents arrest two convicted felons

Published: Dec. 7, 2016 at 3:56 AM CST
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WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two Mount Herman men on Dec. 3 in Washington Parish.
Agents say they arrested Teddie Williams, 26, and Catlin Williams, 21, on charges of possessing a stolen firearm, being convicted felons and possessing a firearm, hunting deer during illegal hours with artificial light, hunting deer from a public road and moving vehicle, and hunting without basic season and big game hunting licenses and deer tags.
Agents received information about gunfire at night northwest of Franklinton.  Agents set up surveillance near Jim Edwards Rd. and say they observed the Williams' in the vehicle driving slowly while spotlighting the fields and ditches.  Upon contact and further investigation, investigators say the Williams' admitted to the illegal deer hunting.  Agents also found out that the Williams' were convicted felons and in possession of a stolen .270 rifle.
Agents booked the men into the Washington Parish Jail where more charges may be pending for the theft of the rifle.
Illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a $1,000 to $5,000 fine and 10 to 20 years of jail.  Possession of a stolen firearm brings one to five years of jail.

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