SEC. 97-17-53. Larceny; stealing livestock; restitution.
(1) If any person shall feloniously take livestock belonging to another, either without the consent of the other to the taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices or representations, he shall be guilty of larceny, regardless of the value of the livestock. Upon conviction, such person is guilty of a felony and shall be committed to the custody of the State Department of Corrections for not less than twelve (12) months nor more than five (5) years, and fined an amount not less than One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00), nor more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).
(2) In addition to any such fine or imprisonment which may be imposed, the court shall order that restitution be made to the owner of any such stolen livestock. The measure for restitution in money shall be the amount of the actual financial loss to the owner of the livestock, including any loss of income, any court costs and attorney's fees incurred by the owner to recover the stolen livestock, the current replacement value of the stolen livestock if the livestock is not recovered, and any other costs incurred by the owner as a result of actions in violation of subsection (1) of this section.
(3) For purposes of this section, the term "livestock" shall mean horses, cattle, swine, sheep and other domestic animals produced for profit.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 1(19); 1857, ch. 64, art. 191; 1871, Sec. 2653; 1880, Sec. 2902; 1892, Sec. 1174; 1906, Sec. 1252; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 982; 1930, Sec. 1010; 1942, Sec. 2242; Laws, 1896, ch. 85; 1940, ch. 238; 1966, ch. 360, Sec. 1; 1971, ch. 491, Sec. 1; 1981, ch. 385, Sec. 1; 1993, ch. 438, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1993.