An off-duty police officer thought it was a good idea to use his police car to spotlight and poach deer with his buddies. Not only was that incredibly dumb but one of his friends was a convicted felon who was not allowed to be in possession of a firearm involved in the incident so double dumb on this cop.
According to jalopnik.com, a Louisana cop and three friends were busted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for what they call “Hunting at Night.” Agents say they were on patrol around 8 p.m., December 5 in Coushatta when they heard gunshots. They soon found a vehicle shining for deer in an open field on private property.
Turns out that vehicle was a Caushatta, Louisana police car. After a quick inspection of the cruiser, agents found four men along with three rifles and two dead deer.
The agency named the four men in the car as Cederick Thomas, 36; Anthony B. Caldwell, 31; Adam J. Caldwell, 30; and Javarrea Pouncy, 28, who was identified as an off duty Coushatta police officer.
All four men have been charged with hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, and trespassing.
Anthony Caldwell was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Caldwell would face five to 20 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines if convicted on the firearm possessions charge.
The other three men face the potential of up to 240 days in jail and $2,000 in fines if convicted on all of their citations
Personally, I am wondering if the cop is going to keep his job after using police property to commit a crime and aiding someone else to commit a crime. According to Newsweek, he is currently under suspension.