Reward doubled for information on cattle death


KALB-TV News Channel 5 (LA)

Jan 10, 2019


BATON ROUGE, La. (LDAF) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Brand Commission and the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office need the public's help finding the person, or persons, responsible for the death of a cow in Rapides Parish.


"The owner is adding another $1,000 to the reward for a total of up to $2,000 with the hope that someone will come forward with information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for killing and butchering one of his valuable livestock," Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.


Brand Commission inspectors said the crime occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Inspectors said the heifer was killed and butchered in a pasture located along Highway 454 in Pineville which is north of Marksville. The value of the heifer is about $1,200.


"If you witnessed suspicious activity along Highway 454 in Pineville during the early-morning hours of Dec. 29 or have information about this crime, please contact our inspectors," Strain said.


Anyone with information...