Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a Farmerville man for alleged battery and harassment charges on June 5 in Union Parish.
Agents arrested Vincent Ditta, 64, for simple battery and harassment of fishermen.
Agents received a complaint on May 31 about Ditta throwing gas on three people while they were fishing. Agents investigated the complaint and found that three people were legally fishing in front of Ditta’s property and dock on Lake D’Arbonne. Ditta confronted the anglers and in an effort to run them off poured gasoline from a handheld gasoline tank on the men and in the water.
After getting a positive identification on Ditta from the fishermen, the agents arrested Ditta and booked him into the Union Parish Detention Center.
Simple battery brings up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Harassment of people lawfully fishing carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.