Durham cattle theft remains a mystery

Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft said Monday the investigation into the theft of cattle near Dur­ham is continuing.

“The livestock investigator with the Attorney General’s office and our office are still looking, but there is nothing new to report,” he said.

The incident involved one or more individuals entering a locked gate Thursday morn­ing, Aug. 4, and stealing eight cattle from a pasture near Durham, Craft said.

Undersheriff Dave Huntley responded at 10 a.m. to a caller reporting a padlock was cut on a gate leading in­to the northwest side of the pasture at 280th and Diamond.

“Once in the pasture, unknown suspect(s) removed eight head of cattle,” Craft said. “The cattle are described as black, red or Charolais-cross, weighing 850 to 900 pounds each with a yellow tag in the left ear.”

Craft said the cattle are valued at more than $10,000 each.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff’s office at 620-382-2144 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463.

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