Mansfield man arrested for Webster Parish timber theft

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LDAF) - Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry investigators have arrested a Mansfield man in connection with a suspected timber theft in Webster Parish.

In September 2017, LDAF enforcement agents received a complaint of timber theft in the village of Doyline in Webster Parish.

LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain said, “Following a six-month investigation, 50-year-old Andre J. Woodley admitted to cutting 60 acres of timber and not paying the owner for the timber. Our enforcement agents subsequently obtained a warrant for Woodley’s arrest.”

The value of the harvested timber is estimated at approximately $23,000.

Woodley was arrested and booked into the Webster Parish Detention Center on March 5, 2018, for one count of theft. Bond was set at $100,000.

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