UPDATE: Alleged cattle rustlers arrested
Fifty cows and some farm equipment were stolen from the New Harmony Community in DeKalb County, Alabama.
Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 1:53 pm EDT
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports they his agency has arrested two individuals for the recent cattle thefts in Southern DeKalb County.
David Grant Fulmer, 28 of Collinsville and Eddie Ray Fulmer, 31, of Albertville were taken into custody early Wednesday morning.
David Fulmer is charged with two counts of theft of property (1st degree) for the cattle thefts.
Eddie Fulmer is charged with theft of property (1st degree, two counts), receiving stolen property 3rd degree, promoting prison contraband.
Additionally, some stolen property was recovered and the investigation is continuing.
Both suspects were booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center. Additional charges are pending at this time,
to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
As many as 50 cows and some farm equipment were stolen from the New Harmony Community in DeKalb County, Alabama between May 13th and 24th.
Thirty-five head of cattle, 20 cows weighing between 1000-1200 lbs. each and 12-15 calves, weighing between 100-200 lbs. each were removed from the farm on County Road 58.
The animals are Brangus-type crossbred cattle and are black, brown with a few that are white-faced.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the cows may have a yellow ear tag with numbers below 100 in right ear. The right ear on the cows may be notched.
A second theft at the same residence between May 23-24 resulted in three cattle, nine calves, and a John Deer gator utility vehicle were stolen.
A reward of $5000 is being offered for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.
Additionally, on May 25, there was a report of two head of cattle that were found shot on County Road 458 in the Fort Payne/Lebanon Community.
In this case, a reward of $2500 is being offered for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.