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Beauregard Parish Man Arrested For Livestock Theft

March 2, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. (March 2, 2018) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Livestock Brand Commission arrested 20-year-old Mario R. Glorioso Jr. for allegedly killing and stealing a farm raised deer in Beauregard Parish. According to the owner, the three-year-old Sika deer was valued at approximately $3,000.

Investigators say Glorioso, of Deridder, La., shot and removed the deer from the owner’s property on the night of January 30, 2018.

“Our alternative livestock industry consists of more than 300 licensed farms creating both a multi-million dollar annual economic impact and recreational opportunities. When someone kills and/or steals a farm raised deer or exotic, that person is taking another person’s property and that is a crime,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M.

Glorioso was booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail on March 1, 2018 for Theft LA.R.S. 14:67 B 3 Property valued over $1,000.00 but less than $5,000.00.  If convicted, the suspect faces a fine and/or jail time.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Department assisted in this investigation. The Louisiana Brand Commission investigates livestock theft and farm related crimes.