Friday, January 12, 2018
LA Man Arrested For Killing Black Bear
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested 28-year-old Ronald J. Kimble, of Lettsworth, on Monday for taking a black bear during a closed season and possessions of a firearm by a convicted felon. It was unknown if he has an attorney.
Agents began November 29 investigating after the bear was found on the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. The necropsy revealed the 4-1/2-year-old female bear was shot twice with a rifle.
Agents later found Kimble hunting in the area and during questioning, Kimble admitted killing the bear on November 26 with a .270.
If convicted, Kimble faces up to 120 days in jail for killing the bear and up to 20 years on the firearm charge.