Caddo Sheriff: Cattleman accused of animal cruelty after cattle found starved, neglected


Shreveport Times (LA)

June 22, 2020


A Shreveport man was arrested for animal cruelty after several hundred heads of cattle on his property were discovered suffering from starvation and neglect, said Sheriff Steve Prator in a news release on Monday.


The cattle belonging to Tremecius Mondell Dixon, 49, of Shreveport, came under investigation this past week after the Sheriff’s Office was asked to check their condition.


Sheriff’s Cpl. Gary Bailey and Livestock Brand Commission Agent Carnie Burcham responded and discovered the malnourished cattle on acreage that had been overgrazed. There was also no adequate water supply.


Authorities said there were over 250 head of cattle on the property Dixon leases in the 5800 block of Gilliam Red Bayou Road.


At least 10 carcasses were discovered.


A local veterinarian responded and noted that...