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Friday, June 5, 2015

So ... Cattle Rustlin' Is Still A Thing

Posted By on Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 4:06 PM

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A 56-year-old man from North Texas is accused of stealing 144 head of cattle from two ranchers, including one who is elderly.

click image Stealing from the elderly? Stealing cattle from the elderly? This guy's accused of that. - TSCRA
  • Stealing from the elderly? Stealing cattle from the elderly? This guy's accused of that.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced in a press release that Jerry Dean Kulow, who is accused of third degree felony theft of livestock and second degree felony theft of livestock from the elderly on May 4 was arrested Thursday.

Kulow was a ranch foreman for one of the victims.

All of the cattle stolen were worth nearly $100,000.

According to the TSCRA, Kulow confessed to the crime, but didn't tell authorities where the money went.

While it may seem a strange crime to some in a world where murders, robberies and terrorism dominate headlines, cattle rustling is actually not uncommon.

A quick Google news search shows multiple instances of cattle-rustlin' accusations all across the country. 

In 2013, StateImpact Texas reported that ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma noticed in uptick in cattle theft, which was due to a severe drought that devastated herds — making surviving cattle more valuable — and a faltering economy.

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