COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Livingston man accused of stealing cattle from an Overton County farm on which he worked.

On September 16th, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents, working alongside investigators from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, began investigating a report that cattle on the Tennessee Tech University Oakley Farm in Livingston were missing and feared stolen. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that a former farmhand, Anthony Allen Hayes, was the individual responsible for the theft of 15 head of cattle.

On Wednesday, the Overton County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging the 37-year-old with one count of Theft over $10,000. Today, a TBI Agent, assisted by deputies from the Overton County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Hayes at his Lee Dillon Road residence and subsequently booked him into the Overton County Jail on $85,000 bond.

Anthony Hayes