Missouri Man Arrested After Stealing Seven Cattle More Than a Year Ago

09:44AM Jan 15, 2019
David Kenny Lewis County Sheriff's Office

David Kenny, 71, of La Belle, Missouri, has been arrested for stealing seven head of cattle.( Lewis County Sheriff's Office )

Authorities in Missouri arrested a man nearly a year after seven cattle went missing from a pasture in the northeast part of the state.

The Lewis County Sherriff’s Office announced the arrest of David Kenny, 71, of La Belle, Missouri. Kenny was arrested on Jan. 8, 2019, for theft of livestock, a class C felony in the state.

The arrest follows an investigation that started in December 2017 when Sharpe Land and Cattle, of rural La Belle, Missouri reported three black Angus cows and four black Angus calves had stolen from a pasture in rural Lewis County. Investigators allege that Kenny loaded and moved the cattle without permission to transport the cow-calf pairs to an undisclosed location.

After posting bond Kenny was released from jail on Jan. 9. Kenny’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2019.