Nebraska Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Steal Cattle

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A rural Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to what used to be known commonly as cattle rustling.

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2011, file photo John Prince, left, and Kevin Hafner, right, vice president of operations at Bob Funk's Express Ranches in El Reno, Okla., move cattle into a pen. The U.S. Agriculture Department, which has been issuing cattle inventory reports in January and July, is eliminating the July report. The USDA says it expects to cut about $10 million from its $156 million budget by eliminating or reducing the frequency of reports in 14 industries. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

A rural Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to what used to be known commonly as cattle rustling.

Duane Bolton, who lives near Brownlee in north-central Nebraska, pleaded guilty to misbranding and trying to sell someone else's livestock.

Bolton admitted to those two felonies last month in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to drop a third charge. When Bolton is sentenced Feb. 10, prosecutors will recommend a sentence of five years' probation.

Prosecutors say Bolton misbranded the livestock between June 2007 and April 2011.


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