Man charged with timber theft
Larry Don Slaughter, 64, of Farmerville, has been charged with felony theft after allegedly selling 63 loads of timber he did not own.
Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry investigators arrested Slaughter.
LDAF Forestry Enforcement Manager Jim Baldwin said LDAF investigations showed that Slaughter cut 83 timber loads owned by Claiborne Parish land owner Darrell McAdams, but McAdams had only been paid for 20.
Baldwin said Slaughter allegedly sold the timber loads to mills in Louisiana and Arkansas
Slaughter was charged with “failure to remit prompt payment of timber,” according to Baldwin. The loads were valued at $72,868.
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