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Opelouas man accused of stealing horses - Busted In Acadiana

Opelouas man accused of stealing horses

Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Who Got Busted?

Anthony J. Chevis

A man was arrested and charged for stealing horses and $5,000 worth of livestock items.

According to Capt. Megan Vizena of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Anthony J. Chevis of Arnaudville was taken to the St. Landry Parish Jail and will face charges of principle theft, principle theft of livestock and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

Vizena says the office received reports on Dec. 2 that juveniles were stealing horses from a home in Sunset and the owner of the horses noticed several other items missing such as saddlers, bridals and horse shoe hammers.

Sheriff reports indicate that the items are worth over $5,000. Detectives say they were able to locate the missing items at Chevis’ home. Investigators say Chevis also admitted to detectives that he brought the juveniles to the home where the livestock and items were stolen.

“The juveniles involved in this case where also charged and released to their guardians,” Vizena said.

He is at the St. Landry Parish Jail with a $7,000 bond Thursday night.

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