RAYNE — Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents are searching for a Rayne man accused of fleeing from authorities twice on Thursday after stealing crawfish from a farmer on Abbeville Highway.
Cary Gordon Bastian, 28, sped away from the farm in his white Chevrolet Camaro at speeds of more than 100 mph after agents and Acadia Parish Sheriff’s deputies showed up in response to a burglary in progress, according to officials with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
When authorities tried to apprehend Bastian at his home in the 15900 block of Gordon Road, he fled into a wooded area near the home, a news release about the incident stated.
The farmer told authorities he had been noticing crawfish sacks missing from a locked, outdoor cooler and planted someone to stake out the property in case the thief returned. The spy called law enforcement when he saw Bastian load six bags of crawfish into the trunk of his Camaro, the department said.
Bastian is wanted on one count each of simple burglary, reckless operation and aggravated flight from an officer. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Acadia or Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Offices or the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.