Cankton man accused of stealing cattle in St. Landry Parish



Aug 09, 2019


A St. Landry Parish man has been arrested, accused of stealing cattle.


The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says 52-year-old Richard P. Breaux of Cankton was arrested Thursday, August 8, 2019. Breaux is charged with 11 counts of theft of livestock.


According to investigators, the LDAF received several complaints from cattle producers in Southwest Louisiana regarding Breaux's cattle purchasing activities. Breaux is accused of purchasing cattle by check, leaving with the cattle, then allegedly stopping payment on the checks given to the cattle producers.


Breaux also allegedly sold some of the cattle involved. Investigators say they were able to recover six of the 11 head of cattle...


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