Arkansas Cattle Thief Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

August 6, 2015 05:00 AM

A Camden, Ark. man was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by the Panola County Court Judge after being found guilty of stealing cattle and ranching equipment across Texas and Arkansas.

In Dec. 2014, Levi Boyd, 36, of Camden, Ark. was arrested byTexas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers Toney Hurley, Brent Mast, Hal Dumas and Larry Hand after an investigation revealed that Boyd was involved with stealing approximately 70 head of cattle and ranching equipment in Texas and Arkansas. Boyd’s arrest was directly connected to the arrest of Bradley Wayne Guthrey, 25, of North Little Rock, Ark. Guthrey is still awaiting trial.

The Panola County Court at Law Judge Terry D. Bailey sentenced Boyd to serve a term of 10 years incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Institutional Division. Boyd was also ordered to pay restitution of $11,158.35 to the victim and $17,546.65 to a cattle auction’s insurance company.

“We are glad a strong sentence was handed down today,” said Hand. “I am pleased this cattle thief was held accountable for his actions and justice ultimately prevailed.”

TSCRA would like to thank Judge Bailey, Panola County District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office and the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.

Source: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

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