For Immediate Release
May 27, 2014
Theft of Cows and Farm Equipment
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that between May 13th and 24th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 50 head of cattle, a John Deer Gator and other farm equipment was stolen in the County Road 58 New Harmony Community. On May 13th -15th 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 black, brown and few white faced in color. They are Brangus type crossbred cattle. The cows may have a yellow ear tag with numbers below 100 in right ear. The right ear on the cow may be notched. There was a second theft at the same residence between the time of May 23rd and 24th where (3) three cattle, (9) nine calves, and a John Deer gator were stolen. A Reward of $5000 is being offered for the information leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the person/s involved with this case.
Also on May 25th a report of two head of cattle was found shot on County Road 458 in the Fort Payne/ Lebanon Community. A Reward of $2500 is being offered for the information leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the person/s involved with this case.
If you have information regarding this investigation please contact Special Agent Ira Jay Whitehead at 256-603-9032 or Special Agent Tim Mathews at 256-845-0465 with Alabama Agriculture and Rural Crime Unit or Investigator Craig White at 256-845-3801 with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Harris states “The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and The State Law Enforcement Agency Agricultural and Rural Crime Unit are working hard together on these cases. 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.”