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LDAF Livestock Brand Commission Makes Arrest in Cattle Thefts

April 29, 2013

Baton Rouge, LA (April 29, 2013) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Livestock Brand Commission arrested a Dequincy man in connection with the theft of proceeds earned from the sale of two calves.
Tyler Demetrius Jordan was arrested Friday, April 26, 2013 after authorities say he replaced cattle auction tags with tags to sell the calves in his name. The calves were sold at Miller Livestock Market Barn for $572.47.

Authorities say Jordan cashed the check at a nearby business known for cashing checks from the stockyard. Once the discrepancy in tags was discovered, authorities were able to trace the check cashed to Jordan.  Jordan was an employee of the Miller Livestock Market Barn.

“Theft of anyone’s property, large or small, is a serious matter. The purpose of having checks and balances is to protect people’s property. In this case, the auction tags did not match up and the Brand Commission was able to swiftly discover this and make an arrest,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.
Jordan is charged with theft of livestock. If convicted, Jordan faces jail time and/or a fine. His bond was set at $25,000.
 
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