Southwestern Missouri man pleads guilty in farm theft case

4 years 1 month 6 days ago Friday, January 15 2016 Jan 15, 2016 Friday, January 15, 2016 6:59:55 AM CST January 15, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwestern Missouri man has agreed to a 15-year prison sentence after admitting he stole thousands of dollars worth of cattle and farm equipment.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 66-year-old Howard Perryman has pleaded guilty in Greene County to two counts of stealing and one count of tampering with a motor vehicle.

The newspaper says Perryman has agreed to spend 15 years in prison. He's already serving a 30-year sentence in Barry County for a 2014 conviction, as well as for convictions in Christian and Webster counties.

As part of Perryman's 2013 arrest in Greene County, authorities say they recovered stolen equipment from Greene, Christian, Webster, Jasper, Dade and Lawrence counties.

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