January 9, 2013

From Yahoo.com

Area law enforcement officers accused of illegal “harvesting of a deer” have been fired, Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas and Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said.

Winnsboro police officer Chester Coleman, 34, of Enterprise, shot a deer from his patrol car while on duty. He and two other men involved in the incident — Winnsboro police officer Joshua Martin, 31, of Winnsboro, and Franklin Parish Detention Center Corrections officer Hunter Guimbellot, 22, of Winnsboro — then put the deer into the trunk of the vehicle.

Agents cited Coleman on Monday on taking a deer during illegal hours using artificial light,hunting from a moving vehicle, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements andhunting without basic and big game licenses. Agents also arrested Coleman on a malfeasance in office charge and booked him into the Franklin Parish Jail.

Agents also cited Martin and Guimbellot on Saturday on taking a deer during illegal hours using artificial light and hunting from a moving vehicle.

Coleman was on duty at the time of the reported illegal hunting activity and is accused of shooting the deer from his patrol vehicle with Martin’s .308-caliber rifle.


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