Justin G. Thompson in Hineston, LA was arrested, again, on Tuesday by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry brand inspectors on three warrants from the state of Texas for the theft of livestock in excess of $91,000.
The warrants were the result of an investigation conducted by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, special rangers in Woods County Texas.
Commission Mike Strain, D.V.M., noted that this is not the first time Thompson has been arrested by the brand inspectors on similar charges. Thomson, as well as his parents Ricky and Wanda Thompson were arrested in June 2018 for theft of more than $1 million in livestock from four Louisiana sales barns and faced charges in Allen, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge and St. Landry Parishes.
The arrest on Tuesday was a collaboration between the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Brand Inspectors, Louisiana State Police and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department. The arrest occurred off US 190 west of Opelousas.