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.