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East Baton Rouge Parish Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock  

February 8, 2019

Baton Rouge, La. (February 8, 2019) – A Baker, La., man is accused of stealing two calves from a Central, La., resident.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand Commission arrested Travis Ledee, of 10338 Welcome Hites Drive, Baker, La., on February 07, 2019 on two counts of theft of livestock.

The Livestock Brand Commission received a complaint that the calves, valued at approximately $1,000, were stolen. Following an investigation, it was determined that Ledee removed the two steers and sold them at a local livestock market without the owner’s knowledge and authorization.

“Owners of livestock are reminded to keep documented paperwork related to transactions involving their livestock. In this case, the animals were traced back to their purchase by the owner,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

Ledee was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. If convicted, Ledee could face a fine and/or jail time.

The LDAF Brand Commission investigators were assisted in this investigation by the East Baton Rouge Parish Ward 3 District 1 Constable’s Office and the United States Marshal’s Office.