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Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2005

Hale guilty of cattle rustling

May 26, 2005

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A jury has returned a guilty verdict for Wesley Hale, a 61-year-old Douglas County man accused of stealing a neighbor's cattle.

Hale was convicted of a lesser charge of theft of lost or mislaid property, a misdemeanor. He was originally charged with felony theft of three 7-month-old steers.

Sentencing will be July 8. Jurors in Judge Michael Malone's courtroom began deliberating Wednesday morning and returned their verdict Thursday morning.

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