Cattle stolen from Lockridge farm

LOCKRIDGE ? A rural Lockridge resident reported the theft of five head of cattle valued at $16,400.

The victim reported the cattle missing Monday to the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office. The cattle were taken from a property near Lockridge on 225th Street. Three cows, valued at $5,000 each, and two calves, valued at $700 each, were stolen.

The victim told officers that the cattle must have been stolen between 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday, when their gate was found open. The victim said the animals have ear tags and brands.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Bart Richmond said cattle thefts are rare because of the size of the animals.

?You?d need to have a livestock trailer,? he said.

Richmond said theft is the most likely explanation for the animals? disappearance because they are still missing three days later.

Those with information about this case are encouraged to contact the Jefferson County Law Center at 472-3576.