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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office investigating stolen cattle, farm equipment in New Harmony community

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. -- Authorities in DeKalb County are investigating the theft of cattle and farm equipment in the New Harmony community, Sheriff Sheriff Jimmy Harris announced Tuesday.

According to Harris, the sheriff's office said around 50 cattle, a John Deer Gator and other farm equipment was stolen between May 13 and May 24 from a property on County Road 58.

The first reported theft happened between May 13 and May 15 after 35 cattle -- 20 cows weighing between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds and 12 to 15 calves weighing between 100 and 200 pounds -- were stolen from the property. The Brangus-type, crossbred cattle range in colors including black, brown and a few with white-colored faces.


Photo provided by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office showing one of the stolen cows. Click image to enlarge.

A second theft occurred between May 23 and May 24 after three cows, nine calves and a John Deer Gator was stolen.

Harris said the stolen cows may have a yellow tag with numbers below 100 on their ears. Also, the right ears my be "notched."

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the thefts. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to please contact Alabama Agriculture and Rural Crime Unit Special Agents Ira Jay Whitehead at 256-603-9032 or Tim Matthews at 256-845-0465. You can also call sheriff's office investigator Craig White at 256-845-3801.

“The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and The State Law Enforcement Agency Agricultural and Rural Crime Unit are working hard together on these cases," Sheriff Harris said in a release. "So if anyone has any information or sees anything out of the ordinary of cattle been moved or transported please call DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, or your Police Department or the numbers above with the information.”
 
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