Teen accused of 2nd gator season violation
OBERLIN, La. - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an 18-year-old Basile man who is awaiting trial for allegedly possessing an alligator out of season has been arrested a second time on the same charge.
Spokesman Adam Einck says an agent allegedly saw Michael R. Gaspard load a 5-foot alligator caught on the Calcasieu River into the extended cab of a truck on May 21, and found it behind the front seat with the hook and line still in its mouth.
Einck says Gaspard and a 15-year-old allegedly admitted catching it.
He says that when Senior Agent Wendel Vaughn checked Gaspard's record, he found that he was scheduled for trial in July for a citation in January.
Louisiana has a 30-day gator season in the fall.