'Swamp People' Star Chase Landry No-Shows for Trial Arrest Warrant Issued

12/5/2017 6:20 PM PST

'Swamp People' Star Chase Landry MIA for Trial, Warrant Issued


One of the stars on History Channel's "Swamp People" is a wanted man after missing day 1 of his criminal trial ... TMZ has learned.

Chase Landry was supposed to be in a Louisiana court Monday for the start of his trial for opening fire on a boat on the bayou -- but he never showed, and the judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

We broke the story ... Chase was arrested last year after he shot at the boat while gator hunting. He insists he thought it was gonna crash into him, and that's why he fired. Chase's attorney was in court, and we've reached out to him to see if he knows why his client no-showed.

Our guess? He's out hunting something.