Amarillo man faces up to 10 years in prison for theft of livestock charges

Amarillo man faces up to 10 years in prison for theft of livestock charges

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - An Amarillo man has been arrested and indicted for theft of livestock charges.

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The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers announced that they have indicted 43-year-old Walter Max Madsen as a result of an investigation.

In February, a special ranger was contacted by a cattle company in Arizona that said the company had purchased 39 head of cattle at a nearby livestock auction.

An arrangement was made for the cattle to be transported to San Angelo, but officials say Madsen had taken the cattle to a Hereford meat packer and sold them under his own name.

An arrest warrant for Madsen was served on May 21. He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center and then released on a $5,000 bond.

On June 6, Madsen was indicted by a Deaf Smith grand jury.

He faces up to 10 years in prison, as well as possible fines and restitution.

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