Lumber Mill Owner Arrested for Theft

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A Natchitoches Parish man is accused of theft by misappropriation. On October 15, 2018, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) enforcement agents arrested 73-year-old Larry R. Davis who is accused of misappropriating funds for timber valued at $128,000.

LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said, “Investigators started receiving complaints in April from logging companies in Avoyelles, Natchitoches and Rapides parishes that timber was being delivered to Davis Lumber Co. in Natchitoches Parish and the loggers were not being compensated for the delivered timber.”

LDAF agents conducted an investigation and discovered that Davis allegedly sold the timber delivered by logging companies without compensating the victims. Investigators also said Davis misappropriated funds intended to be paid to the victims for their timber.

Agents obtained arrest warrants on Davis in Rapides Parish for theft over $5,000, in Natchitoches Parish for theft over $25,000, and Avoyelles Parish for theft over $25,000.

Davis was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Oct. 15. He was released on a $25,000 bond.

4 thoughts on “Lumber Mill Owner Arrested for Theft

  1. gotta love a man who makes the rules up as he goes.I deserve to be paid and nodody else attitude is so cool.I hope he gets jail time or loses his business,lumber trucks work very hard at what they do.

    • Don’t be quick to judge. This is one of the nicest men you will ever know. He is kind hearted and has helped so many people. He may be too trusting of individuals who failed to cross their Ts or dot their I’s. No way I will ever believe he intentionally cheated anyone.

      • But think of the drivers from Avoyelles, Rapides, and our own parish who did their jobs and didn’t get paid for it. How would you feel if you did an honest day’s work and didn’t receive your paycheck?

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