Cattle rustler takes 5 in Carroll County
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:00 AM
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office received a report of five head of cattle stolen from a farm Nov. 9.
The cattle, owned by Jim Sapp, were stolen from property at 4982 KY 47, according to a news release. Four of the cattle were black and one was a Belted Galloway, which has a broad band of white around its middle.
Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rose said a relative of Sapp saw a dark-colored truck with an aluminum trailer back up near the property and saw the cattle being loaded. The relative knew no one was supposed to be on the property and contacted law enforcement at 10:46 p.m.
The relative went to the property to check the suspicious vehicle, but the driver of the truck rammed a gate and drove toward Sanders on KY 47. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said the trailer will have extensive damage on its left side.
Kinman said thefts of livestock have happened throughout Kentucky, and he warned farmers to be aware of their livestock and any unusual vehicles in the area.
"People are just pulling up in people's farms and loading the cattle," Kinman said in the release.
Anyone with information on the location of the livestock or information on the theft can contact the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at (502) 732-7010. Anonymous tips can be submitted on the sheriff's website at www.carrollcountykysheriff.com.