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LDAF Livestock Brand Commisison inspectors recover stolen horse trailer
August 4, 2010
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission inspectors arrested a Shreveport man in mid-July for allegedly stealing a horse trailer.
Allen L. Davis, 44, was arrested on July 19 and charged with felony unauthorized use of a moveable.
Brand Inspector Carnie Burcham received a tip from a confidential informant on July 18 that indicated the trailer was located off Barron Road at a residence in Keithville. A subsequent investigation conducted by the Livestock Brand Commission and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s office yielded Davis’ arrest and the recovery of the trailer July 19.
The horse trailer, valued at $4500, was released to owner Mike Lench of Lincoln County, Oklahoma.
Strain said the Livestock Brand Commission is empowered to investigate all agricultural-related crime including theft of livestock farm machinery and equipment.
A crime-prevention telephone hotline is set up at the Baton Rouge headquarters of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to take calls regarding agricultural-related crimes. The number is 1-800-558-9741.
“All cases that relate to agriculture can and will be vigorously investigated by the Livestock Brand Commission,” Strain said.