Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents charged Kirkpatrick Juray Tasker, 28, of St. Gabriel, with flight from an officer, resisting arrest, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, hunting deer during illegal hours, with an artificial light, from a moving a vehicle and from a public road and driving without a driver's license.
Later in the day, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office (IBSO) charged Tasker with possession of a stolen firearm and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after IBSO deputies raided his home with an existing search warrant.
The IBSO also arrested four of Tasker's roommates on drug and stolen firearm charges. Tasker was scheduled for court Feb. 2, 2011, for second-degree murder charges in Iberville Parish.
LDWF Senior Agent Robert Turner, Senior Agent Edward Ridgel and Lt. Jay Diez were working a night hunting complaint along La. Hwy. 75 in St. Gabriel when thy heard a gun shot coming from a white Ford Taurus around 1:30 a.m. Agents tried to stop the vehicle, but were led on a seven-mile high-speed pursuit that ended at Tasker's residence.
Once at Tasker's residence, agents were able to subdue and arrest Tasker. Tasker was booked into the Iberville Parish Jail.
Agents found a spotlight and a 20-gauge shotgun in the car. Agents were also able to retrieve a freshly taken deer on top of the river levee close to the road where agents tried to stop Tasker's vehicle.
Agents have previously cited Tasker with failing to wear hunter's orange, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements and gross littering.