3 Accused of Cattle Rustling in Southeast Missouri

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:24 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 3:54 PM

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MARBLE HILL, Mo. - Three men are facing charges for allegedly rustling 10 head of cattle from a southeast Missouri farm. And while the crime may hearken to the Wild West, authorities say new technology helped solve the crime.

The Southeast Missourian reports that three cousins, 27-year-old Jonathan Goldsberry of Whitewater, Mo., 28-year-old Bernard Willett of Waverly, Ky., and 18-year-old Shawn Green of Evansville, Ind., are all charged with five counts of livestock theft.

The theft occurred Jan. 7. Bollinger County Sheriff Darin Shell says surveillance video from in and around Marble Hill showed a Ford pickup with a horse trailer that met up with a Dodge pickup at a parking lot.

A license plate check showed the Dodge belonged to Goldsberry's girlfriend. Police say he confessed. His attorney declined comment.

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