Man arrested for alleged horse thefts in Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes


Agents with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Livestock Brand Commission arrested 30-year-old Jonramon Hatfield Vaughns of Port Allen on two outstanding warrants involving theft of horses in Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes.

The warrants stem from two separate complaints filed with the Livestock Brand Commission in both parishes, according to the LDAF. 

The St. Landry Parish complaint was reportedly filed in March 2018 and stated that Vaughns fraudulently obtained seven horses, sold two of the horses at a local livestock market and transported the remaining five horses out of state.

A warrant was obtained for Vaughns on March 19 on seven counts of theft valued at $4000.

The Evangeline Parish complaint filed in April stated that Vaughns fraudulently obtained eight horses, transported the horses out of state and sold them.

A warrant was then obtained on May 3 for eight counts of theft in violation valued at $10,000.

Authorities followed through with a tip that Vaughns was in Rayne where he was located, arrested and booked without incident on the outstanding warrants.

Vaughns is currently being held in the St. Landry Parish jail with a hold placed on him for the Evangeline Parish warrant.

If convicted, he could face fines and jail time.

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