By Leonard Hayhurst
Cattle rustling isn’t just a crime seen in old Western movies. It is still actively perpetrated today in our area.
Men who allegedly took cattle from two Coshocton County farmers in November have been apprehended in Tuscarawas County for a string of cattle thefts dating back about two years, officials said.
Detective Jeff Moore, of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office, said Jack B. Callahan, 42, of Gnadenhutten, and David B. Henderson, 24, of Kimbolton, were arrested and charged July 2 for one count each of theft, a fourth-degree felony.
Additional charges are pending, Moore said.
Moore said he would meet today with Detective Brent McKee, of the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, to review his cases and the possible filing of additional theft charges in Coshocton County.
Moore said the men confessed to taking cattle from two farmers in Oxford Township in November. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, 16 black Angus cattle were taken from one farmer and four black Angus and two Herefords stolen from another.
Moore said the cattle were being held at Callahan’s farm. Six head were returned to owners, Moore said, with about 40 believed to have been sold at auction. He said it’s an extremely uncommon crime. More....