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From the July 2, 2014 Newspaper
By Richard Harris
   It is not terribly unusual for someone to hit an animal in rural Marion County, but a recent "road kill" incident led to the arrest of four alleged "cattle rustlers."
   Someone reported running into a calf on Highway 240 last Wednesday morning. After calling to report it, the driver left, so there wasn't much of a trail for Deputy Mamie Sanders and the Marion County Sheriff's Office to follow.
   However, they followed tracks, went door-to-door, and then pieced the information together with a call that came in later about stolen cattle.
   The result was the arrest of four people for livestock theft and the recovery of most, if not all of the cattle. A final inventory was still being taken to determine if the dead calf, which was skinned and gutted ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.