published Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

50 cows stolen in north Alabama, two found shot

Fifty cows have been stolen from the New Harmony community in DeKalb County, Alabama, according to a news release.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that between May 13th and 24th about 50 head of cattle, a John Deere Gator and other farm equipment was stolen from land on County Road 58.

Between May 13 and 15 there were approximately 35 head of cattle stolen, 20 cows weighing between 1000-1200 lbs. each and 12-15 calves weighing between 100-200 lbs. each. The cattle are Brangus type crossbred cattle. The cows may have a yellow ear tag with numbers below 100 in the right ear.

There was a second theft at the same residence between May 23 and 24 where three cattle, nine calves, and a John Deere gator were taken.

A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons involved with this case.

On May 25, two head of cattle were reportedly found shot on County Road 458 in the Fort Payne/ Lebanon Community. A Reward of $2,500 is being offered for the information in that case.

Three more cattle were also stolen from another farm in the Whiten Community on County Road 58. The cattle are black baldy heifers weighing 600-750 lbs. They have yellow ear tags in their left ear. Tag numbers are 1311,1312 and 1313. They are Z tags with written numbers. There is also a reward of $2,500 offered in that case.

If you have information, please contact 256-603-9032.

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