Crowley man accused of stealing crawfish from traps

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents this week arrested a Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond, Acadia Sheriff Wayne Melancon said.

Jason Paul Mire, 39, of the 2700 block of Crowley Eunice Highway near Crowley, faces up to 10 years in prison at hard labor and a fine up to $3,000, Melancon said in a news release.

Melancon said state wildlife agents saw Mire in a crawfish pond that does not belong to him. The arrest, aided by sheriff’s deputies, occurred at the site of the alleged thefts on Crowley Eunice Highway near Mire’s home.

He said his office has received numerous complaints of theft from crawfish farmers parishwide.