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Denham Springs logger arrested on timber charges

January 28, 2011

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said a Denham Springs logger was arrested today on one felony count of failure to remit payment for forest products.
Alison R. Suggs Jr., 8908 Cedar Springs Ave., Denham Springs, was arrested for allegedly failing to pay a Geismar landowner for harvested timber.
Forestry Enforcement Officers with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry investigated a complaint that Suggs failed to pay the timber owner more than $11,600 for timber Suggs was contracted to cut and sell on behalf of the owner.
 Suggs cut more than 180 acres of hardwood timber on two separate tracts between May 14 and Aug. 14, 2009 but allegedly failed to pay the landowner.
Suggs was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail Complex in Donaldsonville.