Wednesday, June 21, 2006
"Authorities said Tuesday they have cracked a cattle-rustling operation that stretched across eight counties and claimed 289 head, including 17 cows and 30 calves belonging to Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
The total value of the stolen livestock was estimated at up to $300,000."
A lot of cattle rustling is done by butchering in the field and taking the prime cuts, leaving the carcass, organs, etc. for the buzzards. Apparantly these were sold for cash. Drug money maybe?
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