Cattle Theft Arrest 03 Feb 12

Authorities in Lac qui Parle County said late Thursday afternoon that all the cattle missing in an alleged theft Saturday from a rural Madison feedlot have now been accounted for.

According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Richard Kenneth Nelson of Montevideo was arrested and charged with theft. Nelson posted bail and was released.

The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol executed a search warrant Tuesday in rural Chippewa County.

The 26 Holstein steers, weighing between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds, were believed to have been stolen Saturday.

Twenty-three of the steers were recovered earlier.