Morgan City teen connected to vandalism in the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
MORGAN CITY, La. -- St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested Aaron Lecompte, 18, of Morgan City in connection to vandalism at Big Island in the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area, a news release from St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said.
Lecompte was arrested Friday on a warrant for simple criminal damage to property and two counts of unauthorized use of a moveable, Hebert said.
Unlawful use of a vehicle brings up to a $5,000 fine and 10 years in jail for each offense, a wildlife and fisheries news release stated.. Simple criminal damage to property carries up to a $1,000 fine and two years in jail if the damage to the property is between $500 and $50,000, the release added.
Lecompte was developed as a suspect in a joint investigation with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, he said.
The investigation began on July 24 after wildlife and fisheries agents located a bulldozer and utility vehicle driven into the mud on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area at Big Island. The equipment belongs to wildlife and fisheries.
Fully cooperating with detectives, Lecompte came to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City in regards to the investigation, Hebert said.
Lecompte was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration, Hebert said.
Bond is set at $2,500.