Wanted: LDWF agents, Acadia Parish deputies search for crawfish burglar

Wanted: LDWF agents, Acadia Parish deputies search for crawfish burglar

A man from Rayne, LA is wanted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office (APSO) in connection to thefts of six bags of crawfish.

According to a news release from LDWF, agents and deputies were called to the 5200 block of Abbeville Hwy. around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning about a burglary in progress.

When the agents and deputies arrived, they learned the suspect, ,28-year-old Cary Gordon Bastain, drove off in a white Camaro, headed toward the Vermilion and Lafayette Parish line, traveling at speeds well over 100 mph.

During the investigation agents and deputies learned the owner had a person hiding on the premises all evening in an attempt to identify the suspect responsible for stealing crawfish from the owner. The owner was noticing sacks of crawfish missing from an outside cooler that was locked. According to the witness, Bastian was seen loading six bags of crawfish into the trunk of his Camaro prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

Warrants of arrests have been issued for Bastian. He is being charged with one count of simple burglary, one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and one count of aggravated flight from an officer. District Judge John Trahan set bond at $21,000.

An attempt was made later in the day to apprehend Bastian, but he fled into a wooded area near his home in Vermilion Parish. Please contact the Acadia or Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Offices or LDWF at 1-800-442-2511 if you know of Bastian's whereabouts.

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