BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Pastor Tony Spell, 46, was cited for alleged alligator hunting violations on June 5, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Agents were alerted to violations when they received information that Spell posted photos of a shot alligator behind the Life Tabernacle Church in Central to social media.
The 6-foot alligator was seized by agents.
Spell may face a civil restitution of $375.80 for “the replacement value of the illegally taken alligator.”
Alligator hunting season in Louisiana doesn’t begin until Sept. 1, 2021, according to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries website.