Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a Gonzales man accused of using a stolen shotgun to "hunt" deer from a truck traveling down Interstate 49.
Logan M. Collins, 27, was booked on taking deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public highway, hunting from a moving vehicle, and possessing a stolen 12-gauge shotgun. He also was issued several traffic and vehicle violations by State Police.
Collins was arrested the day after Christmas; the violations were alleged to have occured in St. Landry and Avoyelles parishes.
LDWF agents were called by Louisiana State Police to assist with a traffic stop on Interstate 49 in St. Landry Parish around 1 a.m. Dec. 26. When agents arrived on the scene they found two freshly killed deer in the bed of Collins’ vehicle, a spokesman said.
During questioning, Collins allegedly confessed to killing the deer off I-49 at night on the Acadiana Conservation Corridor Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish. After searching the vehicle, agents found Collins in possession of two pistols, two shotguns and three rifles. Agents then learned that one of the shotguns was reported stolen from the Lake Charles area in April of 2017.
Agents booked Collins into the St. Landry Parish Jail and then transported and booked him into the Avoyelles Parish Jail.
Agents seized the seven firearms and the two deer.