A Jennings man has been arrested, accused of stealing seven calves from a public livestock market in Allen Parish.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand Commission says that 34-year-old Kendall L. Rideaux of Jennnings was arrested for allegedly of stealing the calves.
According to investigators, the LDAF received a complaint from a livestock market in Allen Parish. Rideaux allegedly purchased and left with the calves on November 4, 2019. Investigators say that Rideaux neither paid for nor did he return the livestock to the sale barn as required by law.
“State law protects our public livestock markets from persons not complying with proper payment for livestock. This is one more example of livestock theft and it is to be taken seriously," Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.
Rideaux is charged with one count of theft of livestock.
The LDAF Livestock Brand Commission was assisted in this investigation by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. Additional charges are pending with the sheriff’s office.