Franklin man pleads guilty to alligator violations
LAFAYETTE, LA — A Franklin man pleaded guilty on Dec. 7 in the Lafayette Division of the Western District Federal Court of Louisiana to alligator charges.
Federal Magistrate Michael Hill sentenced Daniel A. Edgar, 62, to pay a $2,000 fine for pleading guilty to taking alligators from an unapproved area.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited Edgar on Sept. 7, 2006 in Iberia and St. Martin parishes for running alligator lines set in areas in the Atchafalaya Basin. Edgar did not have alligator tags for where his alligator lines were set.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Walker prosecuted the case. LDWF agents participating in the case were Sgt. James Rhodes, Sgt. Ronald Hebert, Senior Agent Donnie Bozeman and Senior Agent Jerry Stassi.