Mississippi man accused of stealing cattle from auction market


The Advocate reports a Mississippi man who left a public livestock auction in Tangipahoa, Louisiana with six head of cattle that weren’t his has been arrested by state Livestock Brand Commission inspectors.

The commission received a complaint that cattle were illegally removed from the auction that occurred on Jan. 14 and were taken out of state.

Investigators linked 23-year-old Colson Lambert, a Mississippi resident to the theft.

On Jan. 24, Lambert was booked into Tangipahoa Parish jail on six counts of theft of livestock.

The six head of cattle were recovered and returned to the auction barn.