St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies helped to recover a stolen 18-wheeler cattle hauler yesterday morning, hours after it was reported stolen from a cattle farm north of Covington.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday one of the owners of a local cattle farm called the Sheriff’s Office to report that his Peterbilt 18-wheeler and his attached cattle trailer had been stolen from his property on Highway 1082 (Old Military Road) north of Covington.
Working with the owner, STPSO deputies were able to locate the truck and trailer shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday on a piece of property off Pat O’Brien Road.
When deputies arrived, Travis Wade Cazaux (DOB 4/18/88), was in the process of trying to leave that location with the truck and trailer. He was taken into custody without incident.
Cazaux was booked into the St. Tammany Correctional Center on one count of felony theft of a motor vehicle valued at over $300,000 for the theft of the 18-wheeler and one count of felony theft over $25,000 for the theft of the cattle trailer.