Livingston logger booked for failure to pay Geismar landowner

Staff report

A Denham Springs logger was arrested today on one felony count of failure to remit payment for forest productsto a Geismar landowner, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., reported.

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.