- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

MOREAUVILLE, La. (AP) - State wildlife agents are accusing a 48-year-old Hessmar man of being involved in cutting down about 100 trees on the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Rick K. Savoy was arrested Friday and booked with criminal damage to state property. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could comment on the case.

Agents say they believe the cypress, oak and willow trees were cut down to block navigation to keep other hunters out of an area known as the “Bean Field.”

Agents received an anonymous tip that led to Savoy’s arrest.

Savoy faces a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in jail if convicted of the criminal damage to state property charge.



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