EVANGELINE PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Three Eunice men are accused of possession of stolen property, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Wildlife officials on Monday said agents arrested the men for alleged possession of stolen property on Jan. 23 in Evangeline Parish.
Agents arrested Brandon P. Langley, 19; Kaleb A. May, 17; and Devonne T. Sias, 17; for possession of stolen property and operating an ATV and dirt bikes on a public roadway.
Officials said Langley was also arrested for flight from an officer. All three men were booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail.
Officials said agents were notified about off-road vehicles consisting of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) running up and down Highway 374 about six miles south of Mamou.
Officials said upon making contact with the three men around 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Langley fled the scene on a dirt bike. After a brief chase, officials said agents were able to apprehend Langley.
With assistance from the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, agents were able to confirm that one of the dirt bikes and the ATV were stolen earlier in the week from the Rayne area.
Investigators are still determining if the other dirt bike was stolen as well.
Officials said possession of stolen property brings up to a $3,000 fine and 10 years in jail.
Flight from an officer carries a $150 to $500 fine and up to six months in jail. Operating an ATV and dirt bikes on a public roadway brings up to a $175 fine and 30 days in jail, according to officials.
Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Scott Fontenot and Senior Agent Steve Vidrine.