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Man arrested in connection with death of livestock in Port Barre

1 week 3 days 7 hours ago Friday, March 09 2018 Mar 9, 2018 March 09, 2018 10:24 AM March 09, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: KATC

UPDATE: Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for killing cattle in Port Barre.

Jameson Lagrange, 20, was arrested by the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission on four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, according to KATC.

The case is still under investigation. 

ST. LANDRY PARISH- Authorities are looking for answers after a cow and three calves were found dead near the levee.

According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, a rancher recently made a complaint in reference to dead cattle on the pasture near the levee in Port Barre. 

Inspectors say the cattle appear to have been run over by a truck. Witnesses say they heard what sounded like trucks mud riding in the area around midnight on Mar. 3.

LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain said in a statement, “Whoever is responsible entered onto private property that is clearly marked as private on the gate. There are also signs posted that state cattle are present on property.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LDAF hotline at 1-855-452-5323.

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