BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Livestock Brand Commission agents arrested a Bossier Parish man accused of stealing a horse in Caddo Parish.
Rodney Jase Norwood, 36, was arrested on a warrant from Caddo Parish following an investigation by the Livestock Brand Commissioner. On April 21, Norwood allegedly received and sold the horse in question for $1,500 but failed to pay the owner which is a violation of R.S:14:67.1 theft of livestock.
“The law is specific when dealing with the purchase of livestock,” Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. “The failure or refusal to pay for livestock acquired is a crime and a violation of the theft of livestock statute.”
The horse has not been recovered.