ST. LANDRY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Brand Commission and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for the deaths of a cow and three calves.
On March 3, LDAF inspectors received a complaint from a rancher in reference to cattle killed on the levee near Port Barre. A cow and three calves were found dead in the pasture portion of the levee.
Inspectors said it appears the cattle were run over by a truck. Witnesses said they heard what sounded like trucks mud riding in the area around midnight.
"Whoever is responsible entered onto private property that is clearly marked as private on the gate. There are also signs posted that state cattle are present on property," said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain.
Anyone with information is urged to call Livestock Crimestoppers at 1-800-556-9714, the LDAF Hotline 1-855-452-5323 or St. Landry Parish Crimestoppers at 337-948-TIPS. You can also contact St. Landry Parish Crimestoppers online at stlandrycrimestoppers.com. All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.