Man charged after stealing goats from Langston University

A man has been charged after allegedly stealing a trailer full of livestock from Langston University.

Cody Joseph Porter, 32, has been charged with larceny of implements of husbandry, larceny of livestock, burglary in the second degree, cruelty to animals, knowingly concealing stolen property and pattern of criminal activity, according to District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas.

Investigators allege that Porter and Michael Demaro took a 1998 Chevrolet farm truck, a 24 foot stock trailer, 38 Angora goats and two sheep on July 3 from the university’s Goat Research Center.

Porter, of Sperry, Okla., and Demaro were located by officers in Pottawatomie County on July 5 where Demaro was arrested.  Agents pursued Porter after he fled from Pottawatomie County deputies and arrested him on July 10 in Owasso.

One of the orphan goats that the pair stole died from lack of proper nutrition.

“Victims of property crimes are entitled to the full protection of our laws just as victim of violent crime,” said Thomas.

Porter’s bond was set at $100,000 and given a July 26 court date.


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