A woman from Scott has been arrested for livestock theft after she allegedly stole a horse and sold the animal on the internet.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry arrested 27-year-old Sarah M. Broussard after an investigation into the theft and sale of a horse via the internet. Investigators say that Broussard used a false name when advertising the horse for sale online. The horse’s real owner, according to investigators, was unaware of the theft or sale and never gave Broussard permission to sell the horse.
Investigators say that at the time of the sale the horse was being housed in Lafayette Parish and that the owner did not live in the parish. The owner learned about the incident after coming across the advertisement while online.
Broussard was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on charges of theft of property valued over $500 but less than $1,000.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and Scott Police Department assisted LDAF in the investigation.