The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for information leading them to the location of two cows that have recently been stolen from the Oak Ridge area.
The combined worth for the cattle is $3,000. The first is a black cow weighing around 1,000 pounds. The second is a white-faced heifer calf weighing about 700 pounds. According to Sheriff Mike Tubbs, both of the cows were branded with the Roman numeral three.
The MPSO is working with the Animal Health and Food Safety- Livestock Brand Commission to find the cattle and catch these rustlers. The Livestock Brand Commission works to investigate all agricultural crime in Louisiana including livestock thefts, farm machinery and equipment. They also maintain brand records and publish a book of brands every five years.
It is made up of enforcement personnel who are commissioned by Louisiana State Police and have full police powers in the performance of their duties. To learn more about the Livestock Brand Commission visit www.ldaf.state.la.us, scroll over Offices, then Animal Health and Food Safety and click Livestock Brand Commission.
Anyone with any information regarding this offense may call Crime Stoppers at 281.0050, the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or the Livestock Brand Commissions Crime Stoppers hotline at 1.800.558.9741. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in felony cases.