Angelina Co. affidavit: La Marque man stole horse valued at 4.5K - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Angelina Co. affidavit: La Marque man stole horse valued at $4.5K

Jason Miller (Source: Angelina County Jail) Jason Miller (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Angelina County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old La Marque man for theft of livestock after he allegedly wrote a check from a closed account to purchase a horse from Havard Sales for the amount of $4,500 in March of 2012.

Jason Todd Miller is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of theft of livestock less than 10 head and/or $100,000 and a state-jail felony charge of credit or debit card abuse. No bail has been set at this time.

According to the arrest affidavit, the person who reported the stolen horse was the owner of Havard Sales Management. Miller allegedly purchased the horse, a gray mare named May Bee My Leena, with check from a Wells Fargo account at a consignment sale at the George Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin on March 10, 2012.

Miller signed the buyer agreement twice and used the paperwork to take possession of the mare from Havard Sales personnel.

However, on March 15, the owner of Havard Sales was informed that the check for $4,500 was drawn on a closed account. The onsite sales manager for Havard Sales said she talked to Miller several times during that month, and he allegedly promised her each time that he would take care of the payment. The owner and the sales manager also said they tried to contact Miller by phone and by e-mail several times in the months after the consignment sale but had no luck, the affidavit stated.

On April 9, 2012, a criminal investigator with the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association contacted Miller by phone and informed him that he was investigating a case for Havard Sales Management.

"Jason Miller cut Affiant's statements off to say that he had been trying to arrange payment," the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, Miller allegedly told the investigator that he would pay the amount in fell in a couple of days. At that point, he and the investigator allegedly agreed on a deadline of April 13, 2012.

When Miller again failed to make the payment, the investigator told the owner of Havard Sales to send a 10-day demand letter to Miller and the person named in the Wells Fargo account by certified mail. Both letters were returned, un-opened and un-signed, to the business' sales manager.

The investigator sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Miller on June 26, 2012.

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