A Houston man has been arrested for allegedly stealing livestock in Monroe County.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Rashad Wilson, 26, of Houston on Tuesday on the charge of livestock theft. Wilson is accused of stealing cattle from a farm on Camargo Road earlier this month.
Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said their investigation alleges Wilson took the cattle from a man Wilson worked for and then sold them with the understanding the cattle belonged to Wilson.
“We got to checking into the theft and the cattle were taken to a stockyard in Houston where they were sold,” said Cantrell. “Our investigation has revealed Mr. Wilson got a check for $5,423 for those animals.”
Cantrell said Tuesday afternoon Wilson had not been arraigned and bond had not been set.
Wilson is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center.
Conviction for first offense of cattle thefts carries a maximum of up to a $1,000 fine and up to five years in jail. A second conviction can carry a $5,000 fine and up to 20 years in jail.