Posted at: 10/23/2013 2:02 PM
Local Man Faces Cattle Rustling Charges
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It sounds like something out of a wild west movie, an Oronoco man facing charges of cattle rustling after stealing his father’s cattle.
According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department an Oronoco cattle farmer came home after being gone for a week and found a check in his mail addressed to his son for the purchase of cattle.
He then discovered that seven of his cattle were missing. His son first denied stealing and selling the cattle, but eventually admitted to doing so.
The Sheriff’s Department says the son used a friends struck to steal the cattle. The check was from Central Livestock for $5,339 dollars.
The son is facing felony cattle rustling charges and theft charges. The punishment for cattle rustling can be up to $20,000 dollars and ten years in prison.