V.P. man arrested in connection with theft of six cattle
A Ville Platte man was arrested last week in connection with the theft of six cattle valued at $7,500.00 according to Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.
In a press release from the LDAF, it states that “Thirty-five year old Dovinski Doucet was arrested February 6, 2018, in St. Landry Parish by LDAF Brand Commission inspectors.”
According to the release, “On December 5, 2017, the LDAF received a report of the stolen cattle from a farm in the Lawtell Community of St. Landry Parish.”
Following an investigation, the release states, “brand inspectors determined Doucet sold the stolen cattle at a local livestock market.”
In a statement from Strain, he states, “We advise livestock owners to use registered brands or official ear tags on their livestock which greatly aids in recovery of stolen livestock as well as tracing livestock diseases.”
Doucet was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.
According to the release, “If convicted, he could face a penalty, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.”
The investigation into this matter is ongoing and the LDAF said that “additional arrest are expected.”