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Sallisaw Police Officer Arrested and Charged with Cattle Rustling

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 16:30:31 CST

Sallisaw Police Officer Arrested and Charged with Cattle Rustling The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry Investigative Services Division in conjunction with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department began an investigation on December 14, 2010 of cattle stolen from a Sequoyah County Rancher. This investigation led to the finding that a total of 178 cattle were stolen over a three year period. The investigators found all the cattle were sold in the suspects' name at multiple locations.

On Wednesday January 5, 2011 WENDEL HUGHES was arrested for the thefts and was charged with 31 counts of Larceny of Livestock. Wendel Hughes is currently employed as a Police Officer with the Sallisaw Police Department, and has been employed in that capacity for eight years.

For additional information contact Col. Mike Grimes, Chief Agent, Investigative Services, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, at 405 522-6102 or 405 641-6860.



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