St. James Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lutcher man accused of
stealing 166 pounds of crawfish from a seafood store, the Sheriff’s
Office said Monday.
Anthony Chauvin, 24, 1377 Third St., was
booked Friday with single counts of theft of crawfish and criminal
damage to property, deputies said in a news release.
were reported missing at 5:15 a.m. Friday from an outside walk-in cooler
that had been locked at Miko’s Seafood, deputies said.
cut a padlock to the cooler, and crawfish valued at more than $500 were
missing, Sheriff’s Office Maj. Sid Berthelot said Monday.
Louisiana law, theft of crawfish from $500 to less than $1,500 is a
felony crime that brings up to five years in prison and a $2,000 fine
Bond was set at $6,000, deputies said, and online
sheriff’s records showed Chauvin remained in the St. James Parish Jail
on Monday evening.
No crawfish were recovered from the theft, deputies said.