POSTED: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:09pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:14pm
QUANAH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man previously convicted in a cattle rustling case and facing charges in others has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for stealing bovines from a Mississippi rancher.
Carl Wade Curry was convicted and sentenced Wednesday night by a jury in Hardeman County near the Oklahoma border.
The 44-year-old from Athens, in East Texas, was accused of stealing 400 head of cattle worth more than $200,000 last year. District Attorney Staley Heatly says Curry placed an order with a Mississippi man using a fake name and cattle company in ernon,
where the owner shipped the cattle. The owner contacted authorities when he didn't receive payment.
In April, Curry was sentenced to 20 years for cattle theft in Smith County. He faces more charges in East Texas and Louisiana.
Information from Associates Press