North Texas man arrested for cattle theft

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FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A North Texas man was arrested after turning himself in for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 in cattle and property in June.

Josh Briggs, 22, turned himself in on September 15 after an investigation by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

TSCRA said in a statement the investigation began after a rancher in Fannin County noticed a padlock cut and several cattle missing.

Law enforcement says they were notified a silver pickup near the scene had been seen pulling a trailer full of cattle.

Police recovered seven head of cattle as well as stolen trailers and lawnmowers from Bryan, Lamar and Fannin Counties.

Briggs is charged with third-degree felony theft of cattle. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Additional charges are pending.